Emily Williams

Violin, Viola, Piano Teacher

Emily Williams

SAA Member


Glendale, CA
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Emily Williams, originally from Boston, lives and works in Los Angeles as a performer and teacher on viola, violin and piano. She currently performs as a substitute violist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and previously performed with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra as a Jaap Van Zweden Scholar for two seasons. She is an active chamber musician, and also works as a studio recording artist, playing on scores for major motion pictures and TV shows, and has recorded for artists such as Meghan Trainor, CeeLo Green, and Charlie Puth, and performed live shows with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Billie Eilish, and Steve Lacy. She has performed at festivals such as the Breckenridge Music Festival, Music in the Mountains, Aspen Music Festival and School, Heifetz International Music Institute, and Music Academy of the West. Ms. Williams earned her Bachelors degree from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where she studied with Atar Arad and was the recipient of numerous awards, including the IU Music Faculty Award and T. Taylor Trust Scholarship, funding the purchase of her 1935 Mario Antonio Frosali viola. She went on to earn her Masters from University of North Texas and Artist Diploma from Southern Methodist University. She served as the Viola Teaching Fellow while at UNT (teaching undergraduate music students), has held teaching and coaching positions at several middle schools and high schools in the Dallas and Los Angeles areas, and has maintained a private teaching studio since 2004, working with students from beginners to advanced pre-college students, many of whom have been accepted to top conservatories and college music programs. She also served as a violin/viola instructor at the renowned Indiana University String Academy between 2006 and 2010. Ms. Williams’ passion is for instilling a love of the arts, and helping students of any level achieve their musical goals through individual, personalized instruction.

Ms. Williams teaches private lessons at her home in the Montrose neighborhood of Glendale, CA, and also travels to students’ homes in some locations. To inquire about Ms. Williams’ studio or to schedule a trial lesson, please contact her via email: [javascript protected email address].