Recent School Visits

Originally from Ohio, Emily was a silly kid who played a lot of piano, read a lot of books, and forced a lot of squirmy neighborhood friends to be in her "kids only choir." Fast forward to now and...she's still silly, she still sings incessantly, and she still loves books!

EDUCATION. Emily is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston and earned her graduate-level teaching certification in Orff-Shulwerk Levels I & II. Following her studies, Emily became a K-6 music teacher at a performing arts-based private elementary school in Los Angeles. During her time teaching, she found that her passion was collaborating with the library, art, and technology departments. Which led her to her current career as a kidlit singer/songwriter!  

SONGWRITING AWARDS. Emily is the 2015 Winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the Children's Category for her song The Curious Garden Song. The song was inspired by the book THE CURIOUS GARDEN by Peter Brown. Emily was also a finalist in the 2015 Great American Song Contest and the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest.


Emily brought a special kind of magic to storytime – everyone danced, waved their toys and books in the air and sang along as though it was a song they had always known. It was so much fun! I wish I could have Emily there for every big event. She is the very best kind of MC.
— Author/Illustrator of THE BEST BOOK EVER and HER STORY, Rilla Alexander