Emily Rew is a professional singer and Certified K-12 music teacher with over 15 years performing and 4 years music teaching experience. She began her musical studies at age 6, when her parents signed her up for piano lessons, quickly followed by the flute, which she studied throughout her time at St. Andrew’s School. As a student at Nolan Catholic High School, Emily fell in love with choir and became the first choir member to make 1st Chair at the TMEA All-State Competition as well as receive the Joe Kuban Scholarship for Musical Excellence.
Emily received her B.A. in Music from the University of Texas at Austin, where she performed for four years as a soprano and soloist with the top choral ensemble. During the summers between semesters, Emily discovered her passion for teaching music at Camp John Marc, a camp for children with chronic illnesses and major physical disabilities in the Texas hill country, where she led group guitar, rock band, and choir classes.
Emily went on to receive her Masters of Arts in Teaching in Music though a unique El-Sistema inspired program developed by the Longy School of Music of Bard College in partnership with the LA Philharmonic. This program ignited Emily’s passion for social justice practices in education. Following graduation, Emily moved back to Fort Worth and has spent the past 3 years teaching K-5 elementary music and developing a unique choral curriculum for the B Sharp Youth Music Program at Como Elementary.
Emily believes that every child, regardless of his/her/their background, deserves access to high-quality music education. In her lessons at Music Junkie, Emily looks forward to using her enthusiasm and expertise in service of helping her students grow their musical abilities.