Emily Davidson

baroque cello

"Emily Davidson has everything a musician needs to make it as a world-class soloist—the drive, talent, and the charisma that musicians need to attract a following." —The Huffington Post


To request or inquire about private lessons in Los Angeles or on Skype, email Emily at emilyplayscello@gmail.com

To book Emily for a lecture/demo, visit her contact page.

Emily Davidson is a cellist providing music lectures, group teaching, and private lessons for students of all ages. Since 2003, she has maintained a studio of private students in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and recently in the Los Angeles area. Emily enjoys working with both children and adults, making music fun and accessible while maintaining structure and clarity. Her organized, friendly approach helps students progress rapidly and with ease. In addition to working with children and adult amateurs, Emily also works with advanced students who are interested in exploring the baroque style and historical performance practice. Emily believes by fostering solid technique and building problem-solving strategies, the ability to express oneself through music becomes effortless and enjoyable.

Emily has taught at Arlington Public Schools (Arlington, MA), the Oliver Hazard Perry School (Boston, MA), Elisabeth Morrow School Summer String Festival (Englewood, NJ) and at the Nyack Summer Music Institute (Nyack, NY).

As a teaching artist, Emily appears in public and private schools at all grade levels to give demonstrations and lectures on baroque music. For high school and middle school string players, the visit includes a discussion on baroque music and performance practice, as well as a demonstration of the constructional differences and musical concepts. Masterclasses are offered to high schoolers working on solo baroque repertoire, and workshops are available to ensembles and orchestras. For elementary and middle school string students, her visits feature a performance and a presentation on the development of string instruments. Emily also works with general music classes to broaden their understanding of Baroque repertoire and context, always providing a live performance. At the University level, Emily provides lectures, demonstrations, and masterclasses. She has appeared in schools nationwide.

Emily’s unique skill set as a cello teacher, public speaker, and baroque performer make her visits to schools engaging and exciting. She is personable, lively, and experienced. Students of all ages find her visits fun, interesting, and informative. To schedule a private lesson, Skype lesson, or teaching artist visit with Emily, or to request more information, send her an email.

“Her presentations opened up a whole new world for our young musicians…
[students were] completely engaged, inquisitive, enthusiastic, inspired… Truly a memorable experience.”
—Christine Gero, Music Department Chair, Nyack Public Schools, Nyack, NY

To book Emily for a live performance or lecture, visit her contact page.