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About Emily McDonald

Emily McDonald
Emily McDonald
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Speaks: English
Instructs: Viola, Violin

Get to know Emily McDonald

Emily McDonald graduated from Kutztown University in 2018 where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music. There she studied violin under Dr. Mary Ogletree and Dr. Peter Isaacson.

A violinist of 18 years, Emily has performed many concerts with the KU Orchestra as their concertmistress, as well as performing with other ensembles such as the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra, the Berks Sinfonietta, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Festival Orchestra, PMEA Festival Orchestra, and the 4 Nothin’ Symphony. Emily is a member of the Kutztown-based gypsy jazz band Gateau au Chocolat, and loves learning jazz and the art of improvisation on violin to compliment her classical training on the instrument.Emily also has proficient skills on viola, piano, voice and guitar. She is part of a violin duet called Heart and Scroll, which frequently performs for wedding ceremonies.

A strings teacher with 4 years of experience, both independently and with Clemmer Music in Harleysville and Valotta Studios in Chester Springs, she is passionate about teaching violin to students of all age levels. Emily has continued her education at the graduate level, pursuing a Master’s degree in Music Therapy at Immaculata University. She attended and received special training through the Suzuki Association of the America’s “Every Child Can!” Course, hosted at Temple University in 2019. Emily believes in every child’s potential to experience the joy of learning a musical instrument.


Emily is available for lessons on Mondays.

Call us at (201) 444 – 4798 to set up lessons today!

Emily McDonald teaches at:
185 E Ridgewood Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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