Ms. Emily R. Hale
Violin, Viola Teacher
Emily Hale is a three-time recipient of teacher scholarships from the Suzuki Association of the Americas. She completed an MPerf in Historical Performance with Distinction at the Royal College of Music in London, winning the McKenna Prize for Baroque Music, and also holds degrees in Violin Performance from Houghton College (BMus) and Penn State University (MMus). Emily completed Suzuki teacher training for Violin Books 1-3 at the Hartt Suzuki Institute and International Music Festival (Cleveland, OH).
Emily has developed violin studios in New York State, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and London (UK), with a recent studio growing from one to more than 40 private students, ages three to 66, in less than two years. She has been on the faculty of summer music camps at the Pennsylvania State University and Elizabethtown College, and is co-founder and past president of the Centre County chapter of the Central Pennsylvania Suzuki Association. A series of library outreach “Pajama Concerts” Emily presented won the 2009 Pennsylvania Library Association’s “Best Practices in Early Learning Award”. In London Emily helped to lead numerous community music workshops with RCM Sparks Learning & Participation programs, including BBC Proms Plus Family Orchestras, museum concerts for preschoolers, composition workshops for teens, and a collaboration with the English National Ballet. Emily has joined her enthusiasm for historical performance and education by creating an introductory baroque workshop for young musicians, “Elisabeth at the Court of the Sun King”.
Emily teaches at the All Newton Music School and South Shore Conservatory in Boston, MA and Montessori School of Greater Hartford in Connecticut.