Mrs. Emily R. Bowman

Violin Teacher

Emily Bowman


Clayton, MO

Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Emily Rockers Bowman began learning the violin using the Suzuki Method at the age of 3. Emily began her study with Rose Martin at what is now known as the Community School of Webster. Emily attended St. Margaret of Scotland School in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis where she started a Suzuki Violin Program in 2011. The program initially began with only 27 students and has now grown to over 135 students, ranging in ages 3-14. She also enjoys teaching General Music to Middle School Students in 6th-8th grades where the focus changes to learning about Music Hitory, Music Theory, and performance on instruments including keyboards, glockenspiels, handbells, and guitars.

Emily attended Nerinx Hall High School in Webster Groves, MO while studying with Manuel Ramos who was a first violinist in the St. Louis Symphony before retiring. While in high school, she performed with the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra under the direction of David Amanda and Scott Parkman.

After high school, Emily continued her violin education and received her BM from University of Missouri-St. Louis under the guidance of the Ariana String Quartet, John McGrosso, and David Gillham. She then went on to receive her MM from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville under the guidance of Dr. Lenora-Marya Anop and received her Suzuki Teaching Certification for Violin Volumes 1-10 from Vera McCoy-Sulentic.

Emily currently enjoys performing around the St. Louis area with prestigious groups including the Bach Society of St. Louis, Salem Chamber Orchestra, Gateway Festoval Orchestra, Landolfi Quartet, and Modde Music. While Emily is classically trained, she enjoys playing/performing other genres of music including Musicals, Pop, Rock, Country, Indie, and Liturgical music. She has gotten the great opportunity to perform with famous musicians/groups including Black Eyed Peas, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Josh Groban, Michael W. Smith, and Amy Grant.

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