Emily Selman holds a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Colorado State University, where she also completed a Kodály Certification program. Kodály teachers are sought after for their ability to teach rigorous and fun lessons that build on prior knowledge and place a high emphasis on music literacy and ear training. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Ithaca College. There, she studied trombone as her primary instrument, and piano and other band instruments in individual classes.
Emily currently gives lessons at Neighborhood Music Stapleton and in home on a variety of instruments. She has led trombone sectionals for the Continental League Honor Band and previously taught general music and band at Broomfield Academy Her experience includes leading jazz band, guitar club and recorder club, as well as theater, music, and art camps.
Before settling in Denver, Emily completed national service in two AmeriCorps programs. In the Maine Conservation Corps she worked on constructing and maintaining the trails in Acadia National Park. She then trained to fight wildfires in the National Civilian Conservation Corps, or NCCC, and took her training to the US Forest Service in Oregon. She continues to enjoy volunteer work and looks for opportunities to serve her community.