The Woodwind Family, the Poet Milton, the Composer Gerald Finzi - these have all been the subjects of talks by Emma Johnson broadcast by the BBC. She also has devised musical weekends exploring in depth the music of composers such as Schubert and Brahms through concerts and talks (extracts of which can be found below). Perennially in love with the spoken and written word, Emma enjoys giving lectures about music whilst her sense of humour has also brought about invitations to compère concerts and to give speeches.

excerpts from various talks:


Although her busy performance schedule precludes regular teaching, Emma Johnson has given masterclasses all over the world. She also likes to give concerts in schools to share her enthusiasm for music with the younger generation.

"I would highly recommend an Emma Johnson masterclass to any clarinet teacher; her work as a teacher/coach is on a level with her excellent performances. I have been to many masterclasses; this was one of the best."
- The Clarinet (International Clarinet Association)

"Ask anyone on the street to name a famous British clarinettist, and if they don't come out with Acker Bilk, the likelihood is that they will name Emma Johnson, such is the extent of her fame."
- Music Teacher Magazine


Masterclass with Emma Johnson at Leeds College of Music.


Students of the clarinet might be interested in Emma Johnson’s series of clarinet lessons for