Lessons & Teaching

Emily has worked with students of all ages and skill levels. Currently based in Ann Arbor, Michigan she is available to teach private clarinet lessons. She currently serves as the Adjunct Professor of Clarinet at Concordia University Ann Arbor and has worked as a clarinet coach with the San Francisco Symphony Education Department in schools around the SF Bay Area, MPulse Summer Performing Arts Clarinet Institute, and the Mentors for Ypsilanti Youth Orchestra for rehearsals and beginners’ class. She has also coached sectionals for local high school band camps.

 

As a former Ann Arbor Public Schools student, Emily is familiar with the processes of MSBOA All-State, Solo & Ensemble, Michigan Youth Arts Festival, and Michigan Youth Ensembles.

Teaching Philosophy

I believe the most important part of my job as an instructor is to understand each student as an individual, including their learning styles as well as goals and aspirations, to develop a truly unique learning experience and help them develop musically and personally. All students deserve to be nurtured and challenged no matter what their end goal with the clarinet may be.

Please contact at emjieji@umich.edu for additional information regarding lessons!

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FAQS

 

How long will each lesson be?​

  • a typical lesson is 1 hour (feel free contact me for half hour or other options)

 

What will we work on?​

  • I strongly emphasize the importance of having great fundamentals, so lessons will include a focus on studies to improve tone, expand technique, and develop musicianship (long tones, scales, articulation, etudes)

  • Repertoire choice is flexible and can definitely be catered to student goals (All-State, Solo & Ensemble, college auditions, etc)