Mrs. Emily J. Stodola

Violin, Viola, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher

Emily Stodola

SAA Member


Ellsworth, ME
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Mrs. Stodola started as a Suzuki violin instructor in Lubbock, Texas in 2002 after receiving short-term training at the American Suzuki Institute from Nancy Lokken. Inspired to learn more, Mrs. Stodola received a MME with an emphasis in Suzuki violin from the University of Wisconsin-Steven Point. During her time in Stevens Point she worked with Professor Pat D’Ercole, and was awarded the Margery Aber Talent Education Scholarship for two consecutive years. After completing her degree, she pursued Sonata Repertoire training with Tom Wermuth, and Suzuki Early Childhood Education with ECE pioneer, Dorothy Jones.

In 2005, Mrs. Stodola became a faculty member of North Shore Suzuki Strings in Glendale, WI. Since then, she has been a clinician at workshops throughout Wisconsin, and served as interim faculty for the Aber Suzuki Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. In 2008, she established Stodola Suzuki Strings in Shorewood, WI and in 2010-2014 she joined the Barcel Suzuki String Academy in Wauwatosa where she helped establish a thriving Suzuki Early Childhood program. She taught at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee from 2014-2021. In addition to violin and viola, she taught music theory, general music, and classroom strings. Mrs. Stodola currently teaches at Ellsworth Community Music Institute in Ellsworth, Maine.

Emily holds a MM in violin performance from Texas Tech University studying under John Gilbert, and a BM in violin performance from the University of Minnesota studying with Sally O’Reilly. She also studied with Jerome Franke of the Milwaukee Symphony and Klara Fenyo-Bahcall, professor of violin at UW-Oshkosh. She has played with orchestras throughout Southeastern Wisconsin and served as concertmaster of the Green Bay Civic Symphony from 2007-2011.

When she is not playing or teaching, she enjoys being a Mom, bird watching, writing, cross-country skiing, camping and hiking.