Miss. Emily Beckman

Piano, Flute Teacher

Emily Beckman

SAA Member


Farmington, MI
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When I began my Suzuki teacher training in 2012, this changed my entire teaching philosophy. Subsequently I have been able to continue my training each year with a goal toward eventually becoming a trainer myself. I have seen first-hand how this method can transform a child’s relationship with their parents, teach them valuable life-skills, and, of course, teach them how to play their instrument beautifully. I am a registered teacher for both flute and piano, with the majority of my students choosing the piano.

Prior to teaching, I studied piano performance with professors at both Grand Valley State University and Oakland University here in Michigan. I have had extensive performance and competition experience both nationally and internationally. This has included solo, piano duo, piano four-hands, and chamber music ensembles.

It was teaching several younger siblings piano that showed me there had to be a better way. My Suzuki instruction has allowed me to use “a better way” to teach my students and it is so rewarding to watch them blossom into beautiful players and people.

My flute training began at Grand Valley State University and continues with the assistant principal of the DSO. While my performance and competition experience hosts fewer venues than the piano, I have had the opportunity of playing in several opera pit orchestras, subbing for the local symphony, and had the great honor of winning a performance at Carnegie Hall.

Just as when teaching young piano students, I quickly found that there also had to be a better way to teach young (or for that matter any age) students the flute. My Suzuki flute training gave me the tools to effectively and properly guide a new player down the road to success.

After having the opportunity to use the Suzuki Method in my studio, I can now say with a dear colleague that “the Suzuki way is not the only way, but it’s the only way for me”.