Staff Profile: Emily Knutson

Meet Emily Knutson

Emily is a sales associate at White House of Music, Waukesha

Emily Knutson1. What instruments do you play?

Violin, mandolin, and guitar

2. How long have you been playing?

17 years

3. Why is violin awesome?

I think violin is awesome because there are so many opportunities with ensembles and musical genres that it can be incorporated into.

4. What is your favorite piece you've ever played, and why?

My favorite piece is the Samuel Barber Violin Concerto because there are so many contrasting parts and it is just fun to play.

5. Are you in any performing groups right now?

I am in a country band called The Nicole Kottke Band.    

6. What advice would you give to young string players?

Keep with it! There are so many things you can do with strings whether it’s classical, jazz, bluegrass, rock or any other genre. Try to widen your repertoire to other genres to get a feel for what you really like to play.

7. What is your favorite instrument or accessory in the White House String Shoppe?

All of the violins and the D'Addario Micro Violin Tuner.



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