Emily Bender

Style: Pop; Folk; Classical; Musical Theatre
Title: Voice Teacher and Soprano

My passion is bringing the joy of music and the skills needed for success to people of all ages. As a Kodaly-trained teacher, I use intuitive and fun tools to teach a high level of musicianship to my students, no matter their level of experience. I love helping students achieve their musical goals and develop themselves as performers and musicians.

One of my happiest moments as a teacher was seeing the vocal skills of one of my students catch up to her dramatic skills, so she could deliver a fantastic performance.

Born into a choral family, I was attending choir rehearsals as soon as they would let me. I sang in school and church choirs growing up, and sang my first church solo at age 3. At age 10, I started performing in musicals, and continued that throughout high school and college. For the past 25 years, I have sung and soloed with numerous groups, including: Tanglewood Festival Chorus and Coro Allegro in Boston; San Francisco Bach Choir, Pacific Mozart Ensemble, and Goat Hall Productions. As a member of the Grammy-nominated Pacific Mozart Ensemble I performed in Carnegie Hall, singing with the ensemble and soloing as part of the celebration of 40 years of Meredith Monk’s music. I currently sing with the award-winning women's sextet, Solstice. In addition to Solstice’s recordings, you can hear me on AXIOS, a recording of greek hymns. I hold a BA in French from Oberlin, an MA in Interdisciplinary Art from San Francisco State and a Certificate in Kodály Music Education from Holy Names University. I served as Cantor and soprano section leader, in addition to working with their children's choirs, at Saint John's Episcopal Church in Ross, CA from 2011-2015. I am on the faculty of Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley, Ms. Kitty's Harmony Road Music School in Half Moon Bay and Clocktower Music School in San Carlos.

Voice Type: Soprano
Music Styles Taught: Pop; Folk; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I have a wait-list for private lessons; I am currently accepting private students

Contact Information


Clock Tower Music
676 Laurel St
San Carlos, CA
USA 94070

TEL: 415-450-8437

E-mail: emily@emilybender.com
Web: Http://www.emilybender.com

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