Ms. Emily R. Hale

Violin, Viola Teacher

Emily Hale

SAA Member

Contact

Roslindale, MA
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www.emilyrhale.com

Emily Hale has been fostering violinists’ growth and creating musical community since 2002. She founded violin/viola studios in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, London (UK) and currently Boston, MA, working with students and alongside families from over a dozen countries and a variety of backgrounds. Emily enjoys helping students of all ages and stages to grow and develop—from preschoolers sprouting their musical abilities to mature students becoming healthy, balanced musicians. 

Emily’s broad teaching experience includes private lessons and group classes using Suzuki and traditional pedagogical methods. She has taught at public, private and community music schools, including Montessori schools, the CREC International Magnet School, and currently at Bridgewater State University, Dexter Southfield, South Shore Conservatory and All Newton Music School. She teaches a private studio in Boston’s Roslindale Village neighborhood. Emily’s students perform regularly in studio recitals, participate in Suzuki Institutes, youth orchestras and regional orchestra festivals. 

As a teaching artist, Emily coached baroque ensembles in the Royal College of Music’s Junior Department, conducted the String Orchestra for the Suzuki Talent Education Partnership program in Springfield, MA, and has been on faculty at the Elizabethtown College Summer Music Camp since 2010. Emily assisted leading BBC Proms Family Orchestras, musical discovery sessions for tots, and composition workshops for teens as part of the RCM SparksLearning & Participation programs. She has created and directed interactive workshops for young musicians exploring baroque music in the Suzuki Method repertoire, music in Colonial New England, and the life of 17th-century child prodigy Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (Elisabeth at the Court of the Sun King). 

In addition to teaching, Emily cultivates an active performing career, specializing in historically-informed performance. She performs regularly with ensembles including The Sebastians, Early Music New York, Emmanuel Music and Grand Harmonie. She has appeared with the Four Nations Ensemble, Sarasa Ensemble, the Early Opera Company on BBC Channel 4, at the Valetta International Baroque Festival and London Handel Festival. Emily is the founder and musical curator of The Halfmoon, an ensemble engaging new audiences with baroque music in creative, interdisciplinary ways. Since 2007 she has presented award-winning Pajama Concerts at libraries and schools – a relaxed introduction to chamber music and classic children’s literature for families.  

Emily values the inspiration created through musical community. She serves on the board of the Suzuki Association of Massachusetts and is co-founder and past president of the Central Pennsylvania Suzuki Association Centre Country chapter.  Emily is active in her neighborhood community of Suzuki teachers in Jamaica Plain and Roslindale, helping to organize musical events with fellow teachers and their studios. 

Emily began her violin journey as a Suzuki kid in upstate New York, and went on to complete an MPerf in Historical Performance with Distinction at the Royal College of Music in London, winning the McKenna Prize for Baroque Music. She also earned degrees in Violin Performance from Houghton College (BMus) and Penn State University (MMus). A registered Suzuki teacher for Violin and Viola Books 1-4, Emily was athree-time recipient of teacher scholarships from the Suzuki Association of the Americas and has trained with clinicians Terri Einfeldt, Susan Baer, Martha Shackford and Carol Sykes.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 1-4 at the Hartt Suzuki Institute, International Music Festival (Cleveland, OH) and PA Suzuki Institute.

Emily has been teaching violin since 2002 and is on the Suzuki faculty of the South Shore Conservatory (Hingham, MA) All Newton Music School (Newton, MA) and has a private studio in Roslindale, MA. 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”. While living in London Emily helped to lead numerous community music workshops with RCM Sparks Learning & Participation programs, including BBC Proms 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”.