Emily Thomas is a student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in clarinet performance and music education. While at UMASS, Emily has been a member of the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Studio Orchestra, Clarinet Choir, Clarinet Quintet, Woodwind Quintet and Oboe, Clarinet and Piano Trio. As a clarinetist, Emily has over twelve years performing and eight years teaching clarinet students of all ages. A student of the piano since age 5, Emily has many years of experience as a performer and teacher to students through middle school. Emily is dedicated to creating and fostering an individualized and supportive approach to learning to optimize her students’ potential to reach his or her goals.