Emma Schwarz

Cello Teacher

Emma Schwarz

SAA Member


Denver, CO
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Emma Schwarz is a classically trained cellist and passionate chamber musician hailing from Boise, Idaho. She will obtain her Bachelor’s of Music in Cello Performance at the Lamont School of Music in June 2019 as a student of internationally acclaimed cellist Matthew Zalkind. Emma will complete her teacher training in the Suzuki Method in addition to her Bachelors in June 2019 and has accepted an offer to return to the Lamont School of Music for a Graduate Certificate in Suzuki Pedagogy in the fall of 2019.

Emma became a member of the West Denver Suzuki Strings teaching community in April 2019 and is currently building her studio in Denver and Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

In the fall of 2017, Emma accepted an invitation to study for a semester at the Malmö Academy of Music in Malmö, Sweden with professor Samuli Örstromer. While studying in Malmö, Emma produced two concerts with two chamber groups, and performed in two master classes for the world-famous cellist Thorleif Thédeen. While in Malmö, Emma also performed in a folk music ensemble, in which the musicians learned European folk tune arrangements entirely by ear.

Emma is trained as a student of the Alexander Technique; although not certified as a teacher, she has taken weekly private lessons for 3 consecutive years. Her training in this method has influenced her playing and teaching of the cello enormously. As a result of her education in the Alexander Technique, Emma has learned concrete strategies to assuage performance anxiety and unlearn harmful mental and physical habits. Her discoveries have informed her language and the manner in which she instructs her students.        

Emma loves teaching and sharing the transformative qualities of music with her students. Her favorite aspect of music making is the personal growth it engenders not only in musical development but in all aspects of life. Studying an instrument teaches one to constantly search for self-improvement; Emma cherishes this attitude above all others and seeks to instill it in herself and her students.