Dr. Emily Yang

Cello Teacher

Emily Yang

SAA Member


Montréal, QC
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Cello Faculty, McGill Conservatory, Montreal, Canada. Asssociate Faculty, Levine School of Music (2004—2015), Former Faculty, Boston Conservatory Division of Special Programs (1993-2004), Brookline Music School, All Newton Music School, Westford Strings, Powers Music School (2000-2004), Suzuki Institute of Boston (1995-2003), Former Cello Section Coach, Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras, DMA, Boston University, 2000, Dissertation “Supplemental Material for the Suzuki Cello Core Repertoire, as used by Selected American Teachers”. Director, Ensemble BUCelli (BU Cello Choir, 1996-98). 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, Jeffrey Solow, David Teie, Leslie Parnas, Michael Reynolds, Andres Diaz.

Dr Emily Yang has been teaching cello for about 25 years, and Suzuki cello for about 20 years. She has been blessed with a multitude of wonderful students and a few truly exceptional ones 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 being able to play cello very well. 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, and the Capitol String Quartet. 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 beautifully, with wonderful 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 child through music like Dr Suzuki.”