My name is Emily and I am a Cum Laude graduate alum of DePaul University, School of Music. I have previously taught through CPS, educating young minds in music performance, theory, and history.
During my time at DePaul University, I took every opportunity to expand my horizons and challenge myself in any way possible. I took level 200+ classes, participated in every club, workshop, and lecture I could fit into my schedule, and attended every concert the various performing groups hosted. I have therefore become a very diverse, pragmatic, adaptive, and intelligent individual who encourages and fosters the same excitement and intrigue in learning that I possess.
I am exceptionally passionate about music, and have a very thorough knowledge of beginning-advanced music theory (from basic notation through chord/roman numeral analysis, progressions, modes, secondary dominants, counterpoint, etc. etc.). I also possess a thorough knowledge, and corresponding resources, of music history from the Medieval and Renaissance eras through the current 20th century, Post-Modern eras. I somewhat specialize in the microtonal and neoclassicism concepts, as I find them particularly fascinating.
My primary instrument is the Saxophone, but I am very proficient on all woodwinds and many brass instruments. I am fluent in piano, percussion and bass guitar. I am very educated in successful method books, solo and ensemble literature, practice techniques, and instructional methods to best encourage skill development.
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