Dr. Emily Yang
Cello Faculty, McGill Conservatory, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Cello, Suzuki Cello, Cello Group). Former Associate Faculty (Cello, Suzuki Cello, Cello Group, Chamber Music), Levine School of Music (2004-2015), Faculty, Boston Conservatory Division of Special Programs (1995-2004), Brookline Music School, All Newton Music School, Westford Strings, Powers Music School (2000-2004), Suzuki Institute of Boston (1995-2003), Cello Section Coach, Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras and Director, Ensemble BUCelli (BU Cello Choir). DMA, Boston University, 2000, Dissertation “Supplemental Material for the Suzuki Cello Core Repertoire, as used by Selected American Teachers”. Boston University Deans Award Scholarship, Boston University McDonald Scholarship, University of Michigan LSA and Miss Newmans Scholarships, Boston Conservatory Scholarship, American Suzuki Institute and SAA Scholarships. Registered Suzuki Teacher Training with Alice Vierra, Nancy Hair, Gilda Barston, Rick Mooney, Carol Tarr, Beth Cantrell, Jerilee Kechley, Sue Baer, Pam Devenport at Chicago Suzuki Institute, American Suzuki Institute Stevens Point, Ithaca College, Hartt Suzuki Institute, Greater Washington Suzuki Institute, Brookline Music School, Levine. Cello with George Neikrug, Leslie Parnas, Michael Reynolds, Andres Diaz, and Brian Manker.
Dr Emily Yang has been teaching cello for about 25 years, and Suzuki cello for about 20 years. She has been blessed with many wonderful students and some truly exceptional performers who have gone on to performances on NPR’s ‘From the Top’, prizewinner at competitions such as the Fischcoff Chamber Music Competitions, and to studies at Julliard, New England Conservatory, Tanglewood, Dartmouth, Princeton, etc with scholarships and honors, and a few who are beginning careers as professional cellists. Levine School of Music’s Senior Honors Cellist was recently among her students. Mostly, her students are wonderful people with a lifelong gift of music. She seeks to develop the heart of the child through music like Dr Suzuki. Emily has played in the National Philharmonic Orchestra, Annapolis Symphony, Alexandria Symphony, Strathmore String Quartet, Celebrated String Quartet, Capitol String Trio, Briar Rose Quartet, Opera NOVA, Zarzuela Di Si, String Quartets and small ensembles with members of US Marine, Army and Air Force Ensembles and the Capitol String Quartet. Her other interests include cross country skiing, hiking, healthy eating (including indoor vegetable gardening during the long Canadian winter) and family life. She is currently accepting students at McGill Conservatory and at her private studio in Montreal, Quebec.
“I love to help people who want to communicate with music learn to play cello well, with beautiful tone and physical comfort and dexterity, including young students from the beginning of study, and anyone who wants to let their music come out through comfortable and flexible cello playing—meeting them where they are and assisting them with their learning. Our bodies know how to play the instrument naturally and comfortably, we can let our comfortable relaxed body teach us, and we have many tools to access this knowledge within our body. To communicate musically, we need the heart of a poet and skill of an athlete. I have also been blessed to have many wonderful experiences over many years of teaching bringing very young children through the Suzuki Cello repertoire to a beautiful advanced level of cello playing. I seek to develop the heart of the person through music like Dr Suzuki.”