Emily Samuels

  • Instructor in Early Music
Emily Samuels teaches recorder both privately and in group lessons, and coaches ensembles in a variety of historically informed genres.  A faculty member of the Five College Early Music Program since its inception, her teaching is centered on developing musicianship and ensemble technique. Emily holds a degree in Music from Smith College, and a Master’s degree in Creative Arts in Learning from Lesley College.  
Formative teachers were Bernard Krainis, Marion Verbruggen, and Michael Lynn, and her recorder performances include concerts in New York and New England with various chamber ensembles such as Arcadia Players, The Publick Consort, and Duo Dolce.
She has broad experience teaching instrumental and classroom music in Massachusetts public schools, and brings to her teaching an appreciation for the diversity of learning styles. Additional music performances include singing with the Pioneer Valley Cappella, Wandering Warblers (of Mutton and Mead), playing flute in the Connecticut River Flute Choir, and several community bands.


  • B.A. Smith College
  • M.A. Lesley College