Emily Rodgers

musician. performer. teacher.

Emily Rodgers is an accomplished cellist and teacher. Available to teach beginners to advanced, children to seniors. Also available for solo or ensemble performances.

from the Bairds

Emily is a wonderful teacher who is fabulous for beginners or advanced students.  My son has special needs and really struggles sticking with anything and Emily has been extra patient and kind with him.  She also challenges him to work harder.  I haven't had to hound my son for practicing or getting ready for recitals, he wants to do it on his own most all the time!

-Carolyn Baird

Awesome for adult beginners

It can be hard to try to learn an instrument as an adult after years of not playing and reading music. Trying to learn to play a string instrument is anxiety squared. I started lessons with Emily two years ago. Since then, the cello has become a rewarding and consuming hobby.

Emily's approach to teaching is stepwise and calming. She starts you slowly and teaches you only what you need to know at that step. She adds complexity as you improve. And she does it with great patience. Before you know it, you are playing pieces you wouldn't have thought you could. 

And it's a bonus to get to hear her play!

Marianne Flagg

Cello Review

While I may be an older student and not practiced in any kind of music in the last decade Emily was incredibly patient with me. The lessons are very affordable and enjoyable and it's something I would enjoy doing for years! She's a wonderful instructor that really understands how to nurture actual understanding. Setting realistic goals and taking steps along the way to check you've passed each one, she's a teacher that can creat success and fun for her students even through the often common frustrations of learning new skills. 10/10 I would highly recommend her!

Danielle Oremus

Low Pressure, Excellent Instruction

My daughter has been taking cello lessons from Emily for 2+ years now.  Emily has a low-pressure style that has worked wonders for us; my daughter sometimes gets frustrated practicing but always loves her lessons!  The biggest reason my daughter is progressing well and sticking with the cello  (after rejecting the violin, piano, and flute) is the excellent instruction she gets from Emily.

Alice Antonioli

Review

Our daughter, Libby, started playing cello about 18 months ago under Emily's instruction. Emily has always been able to teach to Libby's individual skill level & challenge her just enough to keep her interested. Libby received First Chair in her middle school orchestra after only 9 months with Emily and is now in Honors Orchestra as a freshman in high school. She has also been asked to put on solo concerts throughout the year with a local retirement community. Most importantly, Emily has fostered a love of cello in Libby!

Erin Tiderman-Gross

Review

Emily has been my daughter's cello teacher for about 7 months now.  In that time, my daughter has grown to love the cello immensely, and she has come a long way in a short time playing this beautiful instrument!  Emily is a great teacher with a wonderful balance of encouragement, kindness, and firmness.  I would recommend Emily to anyone who is looking for an excellent cello teacher for their child!

RHutchins

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