Emily Hall playing drums - The Halls of Music

Emily Hall has been involved in music her whole life – from piano lessons as a child, to earning her Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance at Mercer University, to doing freelance performing and teaching private music lessons out of her home in Macon, GA.

Emily’s experience runs the gamut from playing in orchestras to rock bands, but her favorite type of performance is playing for musical theater. All of this experience specially equips her to be able to help students of all ages and skill levels. She has been teaching for 20+ years.

Early Music Experience

Emily Hall’s music experience began at a young age with the piano. Though piano has always remained a constant, she ventured into percussion in high school and fell in love. She also played the flute in her school band throughout middle and high school.

College Education and Experience

Emily attended the Townsend School of Music at Mercer University, where she studied percussion with Dr. Marcus Reddick and earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Percussion Performance. She continued with her piano studies throughout college as well, under Dr. Ian Altman. While at Mercer, Emily played percussion in the University Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and Percussion Ensemble. She also played in several ensembles for the University choirs, operas, musicals, and various other productions.

Other Experience

Within the Macon community, Emily has played with a wide variety of groups and ensembles, ranging from the church band and orchestra, to local country/rock groups, to the pit orchestras for the local theaters. Her favorite musical experiences are those in which she gets to collaborate with other musicians or artists, such as musicals, operas, and ballets.

Emily has played drum set for Fabrefaction Theatre Company in Atlanta, and she occasionally plays drums and percussion for Theatre Macon and Macon Little Theater’s musical productions. She also served as both the General Manager and Percussion Director for the Macon Youth Orchestra for seven years.

Other teaching experience includes:

  • Percussion instructor at the Academy for Classical Education (3 years)
  • Percussion Instructor at Mt. De Sales Academy (1 year)
  • Percussion Teacher at Wesleyan College (2 years)


Emily maintains a teaching studio of 25+ drum, percussion, and piano students. She is the percussion instructor at First Presbyterian Day School in Macon, GA, where she she has been for the past 7 years. She also plays drums in the praise band at High Point Church.