Emily Helena Rose, Mezzo Soprano And Multi-Instrumentalist

Emily Helena Rose, Mezzo Soprano And Multi-Instrumentalist

5.0 (10)
1 employee
9 years in business

About this pro

Emily teaches private lessons in Voice, Violin, Piano, Ukulele, and Guitar. She has ample experience teaching all ages (pre-k to adult).

Her teaching philosophy revolves around fostering a sincere love of music and encouraging students to see their musical abilities as a form of self-expression. She believes that music introduces students to the PROCESS of learning and setting attainable goals. We live in a very “result-oriented” culture and music encourages a love of self-improvement as well as an understanding of personal growth that transcends the barriers of pre-conceived success. Music is a way for students of all ages to learn the appreciation and love of hard work and commitment without the pressure of attaining a tangible result.


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Troy, NY 12180
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10 Reviews


  • Tara

    My 11-year-old has shown consistent improvement with Emily’s violin instruction over the past year. Emily is an incredibly talented musician and a kind, encouraging teacher.

  • Jason Soranno

    She is as personable as she is talented. I felt she took a personal interest in me; I wasn't "just another student." I learned and grew under her tutelage. I am so glad to know her.

  • Leandra Welch

    Emily is very patient, encouraging and vivacious!

  • John Olsen

    I started taking piano lessons from Emily Rose about 2 years ago. I had recently retired and had never played any musical instrument at all. Emily is a knowledgeable teacher who is also patient, encouraging and friendly. Emily helped me get thru the basics, which was not easy, and continue to grow and learn

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Voice:  We typically spend a few minutes discussing experience and goals.  Every lesson begins with at least 10 minutes of warm ups.  These are exercises for you to practice on your own to better understand you rinstrument and condition your voice.  Then we will work on repertoire.  For first lessons, I may ask you to bring something you are comfortable singing.  If you are at a loss, we will begin a song together so I can intrduceyou to my process of learning a song.

We will discuss breath, suport, resonance, stamina, and expression.  I teach singing from a physical standpoint.  The idea is that we can depnd o nour bodies to support and replicate sounds and not so much on our ears for direction.  

Violin:  We will discuss your experience and goals in advance.  We usually start with scales and exercises that pertain to the repertoire we would like to ofcus on during the lesson.  I have some easy to remember tricks and techniques for beginngers that make position a breeze.

Guitar: I usually take beginning to intermediate guitar studfents that are looking for a solid foundation in rhythm, reading, and early lead work.  I am not a shredder myself, so I usually point metal lead guitarists another way.  I do have some great recommendations for teachers, so let me know!  We will begin with introducing tab and staff reading and connecting them with solid fretboard mapping skills.

Piano:  I never use the same book for all of my piano students.  We often have a combination of skills we are working on at the beginning of piano playing.  I try to introduce throy as early as possible, and get young students learning chords soon.

Please see my website for a more thorough and articulate breakdown of my teaching style!!


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a Master's in Music from NYU, Steinhardt with concentrations in Opera and Musical Theatre performance.

I also have a Bachelor's of Music from DePauw University where I majored in Vocal Performance and minored in Theatre and Communications.

I performed internationally in Italy, Germany, and Great Britain in productions of Le Nozze di Figaro, Street Scene, and Rossini's Nina.  I performed multitudes of musical theatre regionally in tours and in rigional theatres and dinner theatres for about ten years before moving to New York City.  I have also performed off broadway at Studio 54 and continue to perform contemporary opera and musical theatre in upstate New York.

Favorite roles include: Tisbe in Rossini's Cenerentola, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Emma in Street Scene, Eliza in My Fair Lady, Christine in Yeston and Kopit's Phantom, Emma Carew in Jekyll & Hyde, and Abigail  Adams in 1776.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

60/hour - online

75/hour - in person

How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching while I was studying as an undergraduate.  I have kept a consistent studio since moving to NY in 2010.    

What types of students have you worked with?

I work with students of all ages and experince.  Please visit my website for more info.