Andover Educators

Emerson Pirot

Graduate of the Dick Grove School of Music in Los Angeles
B.M. in Jazz Studies (piano), Cal State Northridge
Licensed Andover Educator, 2007

Region: Western United States
Home State: Washington
Available for:  * contact teacher

Emerson Pirot is a jazz vocalist and multi-instrumentalist with over twenty years of professional performing experience. To heal an injury (tendonitis) that resulted from playing the piano, Emerson began to study the Alexander Technique in the early 1990’s. In 2000, an article by Tom Mark on pianists’ injuries opened her to the world of Body Mapping. These two disciplines ultimately provided the information from which she bases all movement – musical and everything else. The process was one of intense self-investigation, evaluation, and retraining of the physical, mental and emotional elements involved in making music. After six years of private lessons and workshops with Barbara Conable, Amy Likar, Lea Pearson, Tom Mark, Kurt-Alexander Zeller, and others, she became a licensed Andover Educator in 2007.

Emerson teaches workshops, classes, and private lessons in voice, piano, and Body Mapping from her home studio in the Fremont district of Seattle, WA. She also offers clinics for schools, private studios, and choral groups.