Meet the team! Emily Macnish

Emily sacrificed the sunshine and beaches of beautiful Perth to come and teach in Melbourne, and we are so lucky to have her! This human ball of red-headed sunshine is our constant mood booster, with a permanent smile, excellent socks and positive attitude that can warm even the grumpiest of hearts. Her speciality is piano and children - she is the Peter Pan of our studio and has a devoted following of kids who have flourished with her!

Get to know our gorgeous Em below with our Studio Questionnaire!


What podcast/album/playlist are you listening to right now? Picture this: 7AM. Cold Winter's Morning. Bobbing down the street to Tom Cochrane's Life is a Highway. Would highly recommend.

 Who are your favourite Melbourne artists right now? The Mama's for sure. 8 piece soul funk band with 4 lead female vocalists?! Front row, I am THERE.

 What did you want to be when you were a kid? Oh geez. A Nature Photographer...I feel like my love for nature grew, but my photography skills stayed like that of a 6 year old.

 What is your secret talent? I'm not sure the world is ready to hear this...but I can rap all the lyrics to Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice...

 What made you choose your instrument? I was too young to remember but I'm 99.5% sure I wanted to be just like my older sister who played the piano.

 What three things would you take on a desert island? hmmm...Definitely sunscreen (no one likes a bit of sunburn), peanut butter and a pair of fresh, clean socks. I feel like there's nothing a pair of clean socks can't fix.

 What song do you never want to hear again? Ask me in a couple of weeks and it'll probably be Life is a Highway...

 What is your favourite thing about teaching? Definitely seeing my students fall in love with music and the piano. I love watching them reach their goals, gain confidence and seeing the joy on their faces when they accomplish something they never thought they could've! I think that was about 5 things...

 What is your favourite way to spend Sunday? it sunny? If it's sunny, definitely at the beach. If it's not sunny...probably inside dreaming of it being sunny.

 What advice would you give to your 12 year old self? Be yourself! Oh, and be kinder to your parents instead of letting those pre-teen hormones run rampage.

 Can you cook? What is your signature dish? Meat-free sausage rolls. Winner winner chicken dinner everytime!

 Who would play you in a movie about your life? Hmmm...not sure...but definitely an 80 year old +. I feel like they'd capture my personality perfectly.

 What kind of animal do you relate to? A Koala. They like to sleep a lot.

 If you weren't a musician, what would you be doing? Something else that fills me with as much joy!

 In addition to teaching, Em is a gifted Naturopathy student and is interested in all things wellness, mindfulness and bringing joy! Follow her travels and discoveries through her instagram, @soothingsoulsnaturally, and keep an eye out for her Music and Meditation workshops running through our studio!