As well as performing, Emily is an experienced teacher, teaching both lever and pedal harp, piano and music theory to children and adults. Emily teaches privately at home and works for Gwent Music Support Services as a peripatetic harp teacher. Emily enjoys tutoring on the Gwent Youth and String Orchestra courses. In 2020, Emily enjoyed being the Deputy Harp Tutor for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama's Junior Conservatoire every Saturday. This role involved working with the harp ensemble, coaching chamber classes, and teaching one-to-one music theory lessons. Emily is often asked to tutor on harp workshops and summer schools for different organisations including the Lady Llanover Society, the West of England Clarsach Society and Glasbury Arts. Emily and the Lady Llanover Society committee organise an annual 'Hands on Harp Day' in Llanfoist, Abergavenny which runs classes throughout the day led by professional harpists for all standards. Emily takes great pleasure in seeing her students progress with their musical talents and enjoys encouraging people to learn.
**Enhanced DBS check and child safeguarding training**
“Emily's students quickly gain the skills necessary to play to a high standard with a good technical knowledge of the instrument. I can fully recommend her as a harp tutor whatever the age of the student - I am 85 and after my harp lesson there is always a very keen ten year old who cannot wait for their lesson.”
Pamela, Harp Adult Learner
“ Emily has been teaching me harp for a year now. I find her happy, patient and reliable. Emily is very good at harp and theory. I like Emily being my harp teacher because she is kind, explains things clearly and makes you have the best possible time.”
Seren, Harp Student Aged 9
“Emily became my harp teacher in September 2018. Since being taught by Emily, she has re-ignited the love I once had for playing the harp, insisting I become the best I can be. Her talent inspires and motivates me to play to my full potential. She gives me endless support, encouragement and guidance not just through playing the harp, but for music in general. To me, she is more than a harp teacher, she is someone who you can always count on to make you laugh. Not many music students can or would say this, but I always enjoy and cherish my music lessons with Emily, whatever the day, whatever the weather, I’ve never left without a smile on my face or without something new that I’ve learnt. She has taught me more in a few hours than I have learnt in previous years. Emily has a flair for both playing and teaching; no matter your ability nor age, she can always offer you a service that cannot be replicated nor matched by anyone else. Her talents are impeccable and her gift for teaching cannot be duplicated.”
Lydia, Harp Student Aged 16
“ Emily inspires me to want to improve my piano playing. Emily is a really nice teacher - we have lots of fun but she always make me focus so I can do my very best.
Parent comment: Emily is an excellent piano and music theory tutor. My kids love her and have both done exceptionally well in both theory and practical exams under her tutelage!”
Hollie and Oscar, Piano and Theory Students Aged 9 and 11
“ I have been learning to play the harp with Emily for just over a year. I really enjoy my lessons because she always makes them fun and interesting. Emily always encourages me to learn new music and even when it is really hard she really supports me.”
Rosie, Harp Student Aged 10
“ I really like learning music theory with Emily, she is very kind and helpful, you can tell she really likes it too as she is very enthusiastic!
I love learning the piano with Emily, she is super helpful and really nice. When I do exams she is really encouraging and makes me feel positive about it. Emily always makes sure you are well prepared for all exams!”
Rani and Asha, Piano and Theory Students Aged 12 and 14
Please Contact Emily if you are interested in lessons.