Percussionist and educator Emily Hendricks has been performing music for the past twenty years and teaching in the Bay Area for ten years. Growing up in Ann Arbor, MI, she played with the Southern Great Lakes Symphony, DSO Youth Civic Orchestra, UofM Symphony Band and Orchestra, Interlochen All-State Band and Orchestra and the Flint Symphony. Emily attended school at the University of Michigan, where she received a BMA in percussion performance. She studied under the auspices of Michael Udow, Michael Gould, Don Peterson and Brian Jones. After moving to San Francisco, she led the percussion ensemble at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory for four years and received an MA in Educational Technology from the University of San Francisco. Emily currently teaches percussion, composes electro-pop music, is the producer for the band “Lazy Angel” and plays percussion regularly with ensembles in the Bay Area (including the Peninsula Symphony, the Saratoga Symphony and “PercussionX”). She also works as the Technology Support Specialist at Hillbrook School in Los Gatos, CA and teaches 6th grade Digital Music in the Middle School.
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Eden M. 2 years agoMy son thoroughly enjoyed his percussion lessons with Emily. She worked with his interests to try out different instruments, from drums to bells. Her personal touch of sending me video clips of him practicing was very touching. I have observed Emily work with children in a variety of settings and she has an incredible rapport with them, not to mention a terrific sense of humor.