About the Studio
Our goal at Hale Violin Studio is to nurture healthy, balanced, versatile, growing, creative musicians. We value the development of good technique, achieving mastery and building confidence at each step along the way, and creating tools for musical artistry and expression.
The process of learning to play a musical instrument cultivates a myriad of life skills, including awareness, focus, self-discipline, patience, and perseverance. Studio-wide Practice Challenges help to fuel a daily practice habit for many students each year (and make our studio much more colorful!).
Music connects people. We help parents and children learn to work together, to confront challenges and celebrate successes. In Suzuki and adult group classes, students form new musical friendships, learn from, motivate and encourage each other. At the end of each semester students practice their performance skills and share musical achievements, followed by a meal, with family and friends in a celebratory recital-potluck. Students are encouraged to connect with, and be inspired by the wider musical world by attending concerts, participating in Suzuki neighborhood play-ins and institutes, music festivals, youth orchestras and camps.
About the Teacher
Emily Hale has been fostering violinists’ growth and creating musical community since 2002. She serves as Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola at Bridgewater State University, and founded private studios in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, London (UK) and Boston, MA, working with students and alongside families from over a dozen countries and a variety of backgrounds.
Drawing from a variety of pedagogical traditions, including the Suzuki Method, Emily teaches privately in Boston’s Roslindale neighborhood, and has also taught at South Shore Conservatory, All Newton Music School and Dexter Southfield. She coached chamber music in the Royal College of Music’s Junior Department, has been on the faculty of Elizabethtown College Music Camp since 2010, and created interactive baroque workshops for young musicians.
Emily has performed with The Sebastians, Emmanuel Music, Early Music New York and Grand Harmonie, appeared on BBC Channel 4, founded baroque ensemble The Halfmoon and produces award-winning Pajama Concerts for families. Emily is a graduate of the Royal College of Music and is on the board of the Suzuki Association of Massachusetts.
Emily Hale Teaching Bio (full)