Private vocal lessons: Emily provides lessons for middle and high school students, as well as for adults. Lessons involve vocal pedagogy and technique, a variety of song styles, basic music theory, and performance coaching. Vocal coaching for specific events (i.e. wedding soloist, auditions, etc.) is also available. We will work together to find the best techniques and styles for your individual voice.
Older Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Piano Lessons: If you are looking to begin piano study, or would like to change piano instructors, have had previous piano instructions, and would like a new, dynamic teacher, Emily provides lessons for older beginners, intermediate and advanced piano students. We will work on technique, music theory, history, musicianship, and reperetoire enhancement.
Piano Accompaniment: With twenty-nine years of piano study and experience, Emily has an extensive background in and passion for accompanying, including working with vocalists, instrumentalists, and choirs. Her services are available for long-term--rehearsing with soloists and choirs on a regular basis - as well as short-term, including auditions, events, and contests.
Church Music Consulting: Are you looking to assess, develop or re-vitalize the worship experience in your church congregation? With Emily's background in leading and planning worship in several mainline denominations, as well her theological education, she will help a worship team or committee through assessing the current worship format, addressing the proposed issues or changes, and coaching and spiritually supporting the leadership and congregation while changes are being implemented. Worship and worship music are very sensitive areas in the life of a church, and Emily's understanding, honest and diplomatic style can aid in addressing the cycles and concerns within the congregation.
Special Occasions/Events: Emily is available to play for weddings, funerals, and other special occasions, such as holiday parties, receptions and professional gatherings.
Musical Theatre and Musical Theatre Direction: Emily has worked as an actor, a musician and a director in various community theatres, high school theatre departments, and professional theatre companies. She provides musical direction for theatre productions, pit musicianship and conducting, as well as coaching and directions for high school productions.
Highlights, Specialties & Features
- Vocal lessons
- Piano lessons for older beginner, intermediate and advanced piano students
- Piano Accompaniment (short- and long-term)--instrumentalists and vocalists
- Church Music Consulting (worship planning, assessment and development)
- Weddings, funerals and special occasions
- Musical Theatre Direction and Accompaniment
- South Washington County, MN (Woodbury, Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park, Stillwater, Hastings) and Ramsey (Maplewood, St. Paul) Counties, MN
- Cash Only, PayPal, Personal Checks
|Person||Emily D. H. Olson|
|City||Saint Paul, MN|
|Address||2719 Mallard Drive|
|Phone Number||(651) 353-3816|
Emily D. H. Olson
A native Midwesterner and having lived all over the mid- and eastern US, Emily moved to back to the Twin Cities with her husband Bryan and young son, Kenneth in the fall of 2012. She is a lifelong pianist, starting her study at the age of 4. Early in her piano study, Emily found that she was skilled at accompanying and providing music for church service worship. When Emily was in high school, she began studying voice as well as organ, and had the opportunity to perform in a number of solo recitals for each instrument. While a student at Luther College, Emily sang in the choir program, as well as continuing her study in piano, organ and voice. She also worked with many student musicians as an accompanist for college recitals and competitions. Emily's background also includes extensive experience in musical theatre, serving as an actor and resident music director for a professional theatre in Michigan; she has also worked with a number of community theatres.
Her teaching experience includes working with young people and adults of all ages in piano and voice, as well as conducting numerous church choirs and consulting with church music and worship programs in various denomination. Currently, Emily is serving as the music director for Lutheran Church of Peace in Maplewood, MN. Emily's passion is for people to truly make music their own--find the best sound and technique for each person or group, in order to become the best musicians they can be.