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Emily East
Fine Arts Orchestra Teacher
Emily East has been a part of the Lower School strings program since 2009 and joined the WolfPack staff in 2016 as Middle School and Upper School orchestra teacher. East has 10 years of experience teaching violin through the Suzuki Talent Education Program and also teaches students throughout the Atlanta area.

On a professional note

Why Whitefield?
My father, John East, served as the athletic director at Whitefield, and my mother, Jeanne East, was a kindergarten teacher at Whitefield. My brothers, Jack and Thomas, graduated from this amazing school. When I was offered the chance to teach the Lower School program, I was very excited! Whitefield is such an incredible school that gives you the chance to teach through Christ. The school maintains strong Christian values and holds to those values in a time that is changing rapidly. To be able to teach in a school and play music that will honor the Lord is very important to me.

What I love about teaching:
Music is such a part of my very being, I couldn't imagine not being able to play my violin. Teaching others to make music is an incredible experience. I've always known that my ability to play the violin is a gift from the Lord, and my passion for teaching is also from Him. Putting the two together just seemed so natural. I love watching the excitement a student feels when they finally are able to master a very challenging piece of music. I love being able to guide Whitefield students and show them that they all have potential to be incredible musicians. The best thing is knowing that I have made a difference in a student's world and that I am sending them off to college with a passion for the Lord and a passion for music.

On a personal note

About my family:
My parents and one of my brothers work and serve at a Christian school in Knoxville. My second brother is attending college at Palm Beach Atlantic of Florida.

Hometown: Mableton, Georgia