Since 2006 Emily Day has been teaching voice lessons privately as well as through colleges and universities. In 2012 Emily and her voice studio moved to the Bay Area of California, serving students in San Francisco, East Bay, and the greater San Jose communities.
A New York/Liverpool trained vocalist and teacher, Emily specializes in jazz, pop, and musical theatre singing styles. She encourages her students to explore and develop their own voices and takes a vested interest in their growth as confident, creative individuals.
She loves working with all ages, but is specifically interested in the use of the performing arts to develop social/self awareness and empowerment amongst young people. Through pursuing this interest she has developed a talent for dealing with the changing voice of both young men and women, and addressing the damage accumulated over a person's lifetime of being told they "can't sing". Since moving to the Bay Area in July, 2012, Emily has become involved as an instructor at the Bay Area Girls Rock Camp in Oakland, the Jazzschool in Berkeley, and the Community Music Center of San Francisco. She is also a regularly performing jazz singer.
Emily believes there is no hierarchy when it comes to music and everyone should be encouraged to participate. The voice is the first instrument and also the gateway to many fascinating music cultures (including our own).
Emily Day received her BFA in Vocal Jazz Performance from the New School Jazz and Contemporary Music Program in 2005 and her MA in Popular Music Studies from the University of Liverpool in 2010. Emily’s teaching experience includes several years as a lecturer, private instructor, and adjunct at the University of Vermont, St. Michael’s College, Johnson State College, and the Community College of Vermont. She has provided music direction and vocal coaching for public schools, performing arts camps, and community theatre productions. In June of 2012 Emily released a self-produced album of jazz standards, Where or When.