I recognize that students learn differently and tailor my lessons to meet the needs of all students (ages 5-65). My goal is to create a stimulating environment where I can maximize my student’s performance and continue to inspire his or her musical interests. I am personable, responsible, and believe that my young age brings lively energy allowing me to naturally connect with others.
From teaching piano to performing at competitions, I have learned and enjoyed music from many angles. I believe that my wide breadth of experience allows me to fully contribute to students' musical growth. Teaching piano has reinforced my appreciation for music and I plan to continue sharing my knowledge and experiences with others.
I enjoy sharing a common musical interest with others and contributing to my students' musical understanding and growth. I believe that music brings people together and hope that others use their musical talents to positively affect those around them.
Ellie is very knowledgeable and talented. The thing I appreciate most about Ellie, and why we chose her over other instructors, is her ability to connect with my son. I am not musically inclined, so watching the two of them speak "piano" was like watching people speak a foreign language. Ellie was able to assess his level in the "language" and foster his growth from there. The transition to remote lessons has been painless. My son loves his lesson, looks forward to the next one, and still says his lessons are "fun". He even thanks me after every class.
Ellie taught my six year old for one year. She was very patient and encouraging, but kept my daughter on task. My daughter looked forward to her lessons every week!
Ellie has a peaceful but powerful way of keeping my children (ages 10 and 12) on task and motivated. In the three years she has been providing lessons, my children have come such a long way in building their piano skills. Ellie's pleasant, positive, and professional demeanor along with her own piano talent make her not only a great teacher, but a great role model for my children.
She's experienced at both theory and piano, so you will definitely learn new things and get better at piano. She is a also not strict and makes the lessons fun.
I start by assessing the student's musical level and understanding. After a free trial/assessment lesson, I create a personalized plan that best fits the student's goals. Generally, my lessons consist of technique exercises, repertoire, and music theory.
My qualifications include completing 10 years of the National Music Guild (National College of Musicians), competing in Piano Concerto Competitions (seven consecutive years), performing at recitals and local venues, and passing several ABRSM exams. In 2017, I passed my Associate Exam with Merit, making me one of the youngest associates of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in London.
Beyond my years of performance, I have also taken and am familiar with the AP Music Theory curriculum along with the ABRSM Music Theory exams and others.
Pricing depends on the duration of the piano lessons.
From teaching beginners their first song to working with the elderly that use music to stimulate their brain... I have experience working with students of all ages and musical abilities.