Musical Ear Training
Taught by Emma Sky
The daughter of a New England singer-songwriter and a New York jazz musician, Emma Sky has been immersed in music since birth. Emma fell in love with the violin at age 9, and continued to study music performance on classical violin at the University of Vermont, where she earned her degree in 2008. This led her to teach and play violin professionally.
Currently residing in Brooklyn, NY, Emma performs at various venues all over NYC. She creates magical sounds as a member of the new group, The Eggs (www.facebook.com/eggsmusic); think psychedelic rock meets blues meets Bach. She is excited to be playing hip-hop with the group Freight Train Hoboes, and other various hip-hop artists, sometimes at the Brooklyn College rap cypher and Freestyle Mondays in the East Village. She rocks out regularly at the Secondary Sound Jam night in her neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn; jamming on blues, soul, and rock. Often traveling back to her home state of Vermont, Emma collaborates with rapper Checkmate, and many singer-songwriters such as Joshua Glass, Rebecca Padula, Linda Bassick, Tommy Alexander, and more. And she continues to express her love of classical music when she performs at weddings and other events.
Clearly, variety is what drives Emma Sky as a musician, and she is open to performing with and teaching anyone, in most any genre. She shares her love of all music by teaching through the website Brooklyn Music Lessons, working with children at Little Prince Daycare and the International School of Brooklyn, and in a course she created called The Heart of Music at the Brooklyn Brainery. She also uses her music as a healing tool through the organization CancerCare. Emma loves to share and explore the stylistic boundaries of electric and acoustic violin.
Are you interested in learning more about how you hear music? Would you like to improve your sense of tone and musical ear?
Musical Ear Training will teach you how to teach yourself to improve the way you hear tones and listen to music in general. It will explore listening and musical intervals, the way pitches relate to one another on a physical and audible level. Whether you have musical experience or not, anyone is capable of improving their ear.