As a teacher, Emily enjoys helping her students find their own unique musical path.  She teaches beginner and intermediate guitar, songwriting and voice.  She emphasizes learning by ear while utilizing over 15 years of formal music training.  Her lessons are strongly individualized, teaching students songs and music they enjoy and want to learn.  As a songwriting coach, Emily assists students in gaining confidence in their writing.  Helping them find inspiration when they feel stuck, she provides her students with practical and creative techniques to start, finish and perform their own songs. 

Emily teaches songwriting workshops in and around the community, for both adults and young adults.  She has held workshops privately as well as in venues and educational institutions including Club Passim, Cornell University, The Maine Academy of Natural Sciences, Miles of Music house camp, and more.

Testimonials

"I have seen Emily unlock the musical talents of young guitarists in an extraordinarily gifted way.  She inspires and encourages and the results have been spectacular.  Students who have never performed are performing.  Students who have never written a song are writing them. Emily is clearly a gifted musician but more than that, she is a stunningly successful teacher."  -Emanuel Pariser (Director of Instruction and Education Program Designer at Maine Academy of Natural Sciences at Good Will-Hinckley) 
 
“Emily is an excellent instructor and an incredible talent. I had not played the guitar before and in a short time we were playing so many great songs. Emily also taught me how to join in on jam sessions with friends which has been awesome.  In addition to learning songs, I have friends who worked on creating original songs during lessons with Emily. I highly recommend Emily as an instructor, she is awesome." -Brian (a student) 

Emily teaches primarily from her home in New York City and over skype (or facetime).  She is also available around NYC, depending on location, and occasionally in Boston.  For pricing and additional information, or to book a songwriting workshop email Emily at emily@emilymure. 

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