Masterclasses & Workshops
Emmanuel has presented masterclasses and workshops in the United States, Cuba, Iceland, Lithuania, Germany, Poland, and Malta. Scroll down for photos and videos.
Violin & Viola Lessons
Emmanuel directs his private violin/viola studio in Towson, Maryland. His students take part in community recitals and are encouraged to participate in regional festivals and competitions.
"A wide variety of input from an array of influential teachers has given me a comprehensive toolbox that I draw from in my teaching. Among my strengths as a teacher, I pride myself on my creative approaches to problem-solving, enthusiasm, and patience. I offer a fully individualized approach that meets each student at their current level and help them develop their strengths and overcome their weaknesses. My pedagogical approach of distilled knowledge offers simple solutions to seemingly complex technical problems. I believe in a foundation that gives the violinist the ability to instill meaning to each note, relying on non-static settledness for every aspect of movement and sound production. I emphasize the importance of mental work and awareness, ensuring that this foundation will carry through every step, be it in playing open strings, scales, while sight-reading, or performing concerti. I believe in a holistic approach to learning, and have taken an interest in the Alexander Technique. This has had a significant impact on my performing and has become an integral component of my teaching. I believe that bringing conscious awareness to one’s physical and mental habits, breathing, tension, balance and other elements of practice and performance are as important as the effort we put into learning the music itself."