Emily Garvin

Viola, Violin Teacher

Emily Garvin

SAA Member


Norfolk, VA
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Emily Garvin was born in Colorado and started taking suzuki violin lessons when she was six years old with Gail Taylor.  She attended many Suzuki camps during her younger years: Peaks to Plains Suzuki Music Institute, The Midwest Suzuki Institute, and the Lincoln Suzuki Institute.  When Emily was thirteen years old she switched from violin to viola and studied viola with Jesse Collete in Fayettville, Arkansas.   During her highschool years, Emily enjoyed playing in a string quartet with her three sisters around their home town of Eureka Springs. In April of 2008 Emily accompanied the Northwest Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra to New York City where they performed on stage at Carnegie Hall with Myron Flippin conducting.  

Emily graduated from the University of Michigan with her bachelor of music in viola performance after studying with Yizhak Schotten and the University of Akron with her masters degree in viola performance with Alan Bodman.  She has attended many festivals around the nation including: Sound Encounters, The Interlochen Summer Camp, The Montecito Music Festival, the Kennedy Center Summer Music Institute, and Opera in the Ozarks.

Emily currently teachers at the Academy of Music in Norfolk, Virginia.