Emily Calder - Bendigo Strings Teacher and Theatre Director - Violin, Viola and Cello

Emily Calder graduated from her Diploma of Music Teaching through USQ in 2010 and has since studied a Bachelor of Music through UNE. During this time, she studied Violin, Viola and Cello with Nicholas Newell, Fiona Thompson, Rotroud Snider, Margret Butcher and Georg Mertens.

Emily has extensive performance and teaching experience and received her first teaching appointment at the Mitchell Conservatorium of Music Bathurst in 2005 and has since taught Violin, Viola and Cello throughout the Central West of NSW.

In 2010 Emily studied conducting with Jerry Nowak through ABODA in Sydney and has since directed a number of small string ensembles, some of which have played in the Sydney Opera House.

In 2005 Emily received a certificate of Drama and Performance from AMEB and has since studied acting with NIDA and theatre, directing and production at a tertiary level through UNE. Emily has over 10 years speech and drama teaching experience which has included preparing students for practical and theory examinations at all AMEB levels. 

At the start of 2017 Emily moved from the Central West of NSW to Bendigo Victoria and is now working from The Old Church on The Hill.

Emily is also a founding member and the artistic director at On The Hill Theatre Company Inc


Junior Drama Club

Drama Club is aimed at ages 5-18 and runs at The Old Church on the Hill in Quarry Hill on Monday afternoons during school term. The Drama Club will be working towards putting on a theatre production during the year. To find out more or to book call or email Emily

Violin, Viola and Cello Lessons

Emily has a wealth of experience and training in both playing and teaching Violin, Viola and Cello. Emily is well versed in a variety of teaching styles and uses a teaching style appropriate for the individual student. Emily can help prepare students for all levels of AMEB exams. Call Emily to find out more

Early Childhood Music

For information on Emily's Early Childhood Music Classes contact her below.

Theatre Director - Charlie

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with the Junior Drama club in 2018

Theatre Director - The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe with the Junior Drama club in 2019

Theatre Director - Max Pry

Max Pry, Private Eye with an Adult cast at the Bendigo Engine Room in 2018

Theatre Director - Max Pry

Max Pry, Private Eye with Teen Drama Club in 2020

Theatre Director - Max Pry

Max Pry, Private Eye with Teen Drama Club in 2020

Theatre Director - Peter Pan

Peter Pan with the junior drama club in 2017

Theatre Director - Midsummer Nights Dream

A MidSummer Nights Dream coming in Arpil/May 2021

Get In Touch

For more information or to enrol in any of the above please contact Emily by one of the methods.

  • Address

    The Old Church on the Hill
    Russell St, Quarry Hill
    Bendigo, Victoria
  • Phone

    0409 865 249
  • Email