About Emily Upham

Emily W. Upham is a classically trained pianist, performer and teacher who is passionate about music and sharing its gifts with her students. A native of Connecticut, she was a student of Donald Currier at the Yale School of Music. She began her performance career at an early age as a winner of the William Inglis Morse prize for Music. After she graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, her subsequent training, in Paris with Reine Gianoli and Nadia Boulanger, and in New York at the Manhattan and Juilliard Schools, led her to coach and accompany singers of classical music in concert both in the United States and abroad, and to found the vocal performance group ArtSong Nouveau.

Emily lives in Germantown, New York, where she still works with students seeking to learn the art of classical piano. She teaches the piano to students of all ages and skill levels. From beginners to pianists at the intermediate or advanced levels, she helps them grow to and increase their skills at their own pace. She can teach you! Go to the Lessons page to book an appointment with Emily right now!

About Our Lessons

Classically trained in Paris and in New York City at some of their best institutions, Emily Upham studied piano under some of the best teachers and musicians in the world. She teaches a diverse range of students, which includes pianists of all ages and skill levels. Lessons play out in the direction you want to take them because Emily customizes them based on your learning style and interests. Accepting new students of all ages and skill levels, Emily Upham provides private, one-one-one piano instruction to anyone with the simple desire to play the piano better.

She can teach students in English or in French. Having spent a good part of her life in Paris, Emily is a fluent French speaker. She has even been a French interpreter for the U.S. Department of State.


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