Emily Davidson is a performing Baroque cellist and modern cello teacher providing music lectures, group teaching, and private instruction. Since 2003, she has maintained a studio of private students in New York, Connecticut, and currently in the Greater and Metro Boston 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.
In a group setting Emily has taught at the Elisabeth Morrow School Summer String Festival (Englewood, New Jersey) and at the Nyack Summer Music Institute (Nyack, New York) where she was the primary cello instructor and orchestra mentor.
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. She has appeared in public schools from New York to Massachusetts.
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 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