The way she taught us, as individual voices, within a beautifully held, supportive group space, touched me deeply, as well as helping to develop many concrete new skills, in a very short time.
Each day was filled with a mixture of warmth, practical guidance, discipline and precision, fun, hard work, creative imagination, and a lot of humanity.
On top of that she brought in exceptional musicians to accompany and work with us, which took everything to another level again.
It can still be pretty rare to find someone at the top of their game as an artist and musician, who is able to communicate and share their insight and depth of knowledge: someone, who seems genuinely dedicated to bring out the absolute best in each person, wherever they are currently at in their musical journey, with so much energy, professionalism, and heart felt honesty and wisdom.
I would unhesitatingly and happily recommend her courses to anyone who gets a chance to go to them." Malka
"The course took me from amateur to being able to perform in a professional manner, in less than a week. Emilia was professional, creative and incredibly supportive of all her students on the course, getting to know each of us individually and developing us in our own direction. Best thing I've ever done in my life" Alice
…"I feel like i have developed my vocal technique as well as overcoming my nerves a great deal when it comes to performing. This course has thought be how to trust myself and to relax in to the music and I feel as though I arrived to a place where I could really enjoy myself. The week has been scary, exciting and enriching all at the same time”-Anna
"It’s been amazing to watch other people, who has been through a really tuff time, use music and completely just flourish in only a week. The whole group has been so supportive and I’ve laughed more than I have in a really long time. On top of this I have a feeling of having learnt a ridiculous amount about band leading skills and free improvisation and I am feeling happy and confident about concurring all this new information and putting it all in to practise"-Natalie
My highlight was experimenting with the relationship between vocalist and accompanist. It was magical. I’ve loved the whole experience and I feel this week has brought me back to my old self again,which is really nice.
I think I was always scared of the idea of ever having to count something in or lead something. This week has really thought me how to do that and that feels great to know that I can now do that.-Rose