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Emery Palmer (they/them) is a Senior studying Music Education at Seton Hill University, and one of Practice Makes Perfect's student teachers! Their primary instrument is voice and they study the cello and trumpet as secondaries. They regularly gig for Practice Makes Perfect, last seen at the Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival and Pa Brewery running series. Emery is going to be teaching beginner cello, ukulele, and voice classes!
Jennifer (she/her) is one of Practice Makes Perfect's student teachers, her Main instrument is violin.
Julia (she/her) is an experienced musician who lives in the Greensburg area. She is originally from North Huntingdon where she started playing string bass at 8 years old, and flute at 9 years old. Julia played in the symphony orchestra at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she graduated in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education and Elementary Education. She regularly plays for local college, high school, and community musicals. She has been a member of the Seton Hill flute choir, as well as a paid member of Sinfonia in Seton Hill. Julia continues to be an active member of the music community and looks forward to the opportunity to teach music lessons with Practice Makes Perfect music studio!
Michelle (she/her) is a musician who first started playing violin at the age of 6 and piano at the age of 5. She learned violin quickly with the accompaniment of her music teacher playing piano. As she took violin lessons she booked her first musical experience playing first violin at age 11 for the musical Oliver! Since then she has been playing consistently for weddings, musicals, praise band for her church, and special events. She knows how to harmonize, and improvise with music. Michelle loves accompanying her students with piano or violin to make beautiful music together in a fun environment. She wants to share the joy of melody and harmony with her students.
I began teaching private violin/viola lessons while a senior at Norwin Senior High School. I continued to teach privately while majoring in Music Education at Seton Hill University. Upon gradutating from Seton Hill, I continued my graduate studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I also taught one year in Good Shepherd Catholic School in Braddock, a full time substitute string teacher in Mount Lebanon School District and then a part time postion at Saint Edwards Catholic School in Herminie. All the while, I have continued to teach piano, violin, viola, cello, voice, flute, guitar and theory privately. I was also a choir director at West Hempfield Presbyterian Church in Irwin Pa.
Specialties: Piano, Violin, Viola, cello, flute, guitar and voice lessons. Students learn to practice, theory and ensemble playing. I also perform solo as a violinist for weddings or special events.
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