7 years of running a teaching business to students of all ages and abilities.
10 years teaching experience in total.
Bachelor of Performance majoring in Jazz piano, completed at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Currently undertaking a PhD researching improvisation at the piano.
Emma S. is an Australian pianist and songwriter who has shared the stage with prolific musicians and bands such as Ingrid and Christine Jensen (Canada/US), Greg Gould (Australia’s Got Talent 2013), and Brittanie Shipway (The Voice Australia 2014). Her music combines rhythmic, harmonic, and improvisatory elements of modern jazz with folk-pop songwriting influences. Emma currently resides in New York City, building a career in music as a performer and educator. She regularly performs at the Duplex piano bar in the West Village.
After performing her own compositions at the Sydney Opera House with Hieronymus Trio and the acclaimed Australian vocalist Kristin Berardi, Emma won the 2017 Freedman Jazz Fellowship for Australian jazz musicians under the age of 35. Emma was also the 2016 recipient of the Jann Rutherford Memorial Award for young women in the Australian jazz scene, which facilitated a collaboration with the award winning Australian vocalist, Gian Slater, culminating in performances for the Melbourne and Sydney Women’s Jazz Festivals, and a recording at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) studios in late 2016. This work was released in an album titled ‘Where the Rest of the World Begins’ in April 2017.
Emma is currently engaged as a PhD student, focussing on creative, practice-led research related to developing her artistic practice. This enterprise includes taking lessons from John Bloomfield, a renowned, New York-based educator in the Taubman approach to piano technique.