Piano teachers are a valuable part of our business and our community. This is a list of piano teachers that have attended one or more of our “Recipe Of A Good Piano” workshops as a part of their dedication to continuing education. This workshop is on the differences in piano construction and how it affects the player.
Piano Teacher List
Emily Benjamin discovered a passion for music at a young age. Since then, her love of music has led her to perform in dozens of orchestras, choirs, jazz bands, string quartets, and chamber ensembles. Emily pursued her musical education and received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Idaho.
Emily spent a year teaching in Shanghai, China, as a faculty member and performer at Dynamix Performing Arts Academy. Her time there included teaching music lessons at multiple international schools and performing with professional groups on piano, violin, vocals, bass guitar and percussion. Emily has enjoyed performing in and accompanying numerous recitals, concerts, and competitions, and has played in the Jing-an Symphony of Shanghai, the Great Falls Symphony, and the Idaho-Washington Symphony, as well as serving as concertmaster for the University of Idaho Symphony Orchestra. Highlights include performing in a string quartet as part of a rock band, and playing alongside well-known performers such as the band Kansas. She has performed in venues across the Western United States and Canada as well as in China and southern France. Emily studied piano with Jodell Winter and Kristen Elgersma, voice with Mary Moore, Lexa Ferrill and Michael Murphy, and violin with Casey Hodgson, Ferenc Cseszko, and Ludovic Nicot.
Emily enjoys teaching as well as performing, and she believes that a good teacher never stops being a good learner. Emily loves connecting with students of all ages who are eager to learn. In lessons, she focuses on the expansion of musical skills and techniques by developing and fine-tuning the basics, while tailoring each lesson to the student’s aims and abilities. Emily enjoys making lessons interesting and engaging, whether the student’s goal is to progress quickly and compete, or simply to learn and have fun.