Anastasia Elliott

Anastasia E.

Arlington, MA
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Lesson Details

Broadway Singing

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
We will focus on warmups and vocal comfort, working on vocalizing and expanding range development. We will talk about vowels and the importance of consonants and singing with clear cutoffs and good diction. Students will work on polishing songs of their choice and my choosing to develop skills and comfort with singing musical theatre repertoire. I will accompany lessons on piano.
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Anastasia delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2015

Hello! My name is Anastasia, and I love music, especially piano and voice! I've been playing since I was 3, when I first begged my mom to let me take lessons. Music has been a part of my life forever. I have a CT Music Education Certification and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Connecticut College. There, I focused on piano, organ and harpsichord, performing my senior recital on all three instruments. I also performed in the Jazz Ensemble for all four years, while also music directing cabarets and music productions through the student run theatre group on campus, Wig and Candle. I also assistant music directed three out of four college musical productions.

In my spare time, I music direct musicals as often as I can, as well as playing pit piano in musicals in the area. I have worked with adults, professionals, and kids of all ages. I have also enjoyed performing as a fifer in the Middlesex County Volunteers, traveling to Edinburgh Scotland this August to perform in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo with the corps. I also am a composer, and actively play folk music with my fiancé. I believe that continuing one's own music education is very important, and learning new kinds of music regularly is crucial to every musician's development. My current project is being a part of the Celtic Music Ensemble at Club Passim in Harvard Sq, where my folk repertoire continues to develop. I have also attended Maine Fiddle Camp in the summer.

Since I was 18, I realized that my passion was teaching and working with kids. They are bright, interested and creative. I really enjoy seeing the process of a student's development over time, and love working with people to help them gain strength and confidence. Music is always interesting because you can always find new things to learn about; new songs, new pieces, new composers to listen to, new top hits to hear and love... it never gets old!

I can teach you how to read notes, to understand rhythms, to sight read (this means that you can sit down and read any music and play it almost perfectly on the first try!), how to accompany other musicians like vocalists or violinists, how to accompany yourself while you sing your favorite tunes, how to play jazz, folk, classical, or to help you find your style if you're not sure yet. I encourage you to ask me lots of questions!

I teach out of my cozy apartment in Arlington, and I really look forward to meeting you and helping you to become the musician you've always hoped to be.

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Experience

Choir Director
Sep 2017 - Present
Waldorf High School of MA Bay

I run all rehearsals for chorus. I teach vocal technique for projection and singing safely without strain or fatigue. I choose the repertoire, write the program, accompany all rehearsals, and conduct the the concerts per year.

Music Director
Sep 2014 - Jun 2017
The Williams School

I was responsible for running all musical activities on campus. These included instrumental and choral ensembles, as well as creating all the middle school enrichment curriculums for sixth, seventh and eighth graders. I developed three curriculums that introduced the young students to music’s basic theories, note reading and asked them to apply it directly through playing and performing recorder and piano, and finally, composing and performing original pieces. My experiences also include directing, music directing, and choreographing middle school musical productions.

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Piano teacher
Sep 2015 - Mar 2016
Thames Valley Music School

Music Director
Sep 2011 - Aug 2013
Madhatters Theatre Company

I directed all music rehearsals. Warmed up the cast. Taught all music. Accompanied rehearsals on piano. Taught cast techniques for projecting properly. Helped cast members with character vocal development. Responsible for overseeing music and warmups during performances.

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Education

Bachelor of Arts in Music Education
Sep 2010 - May 2014
Connecticut College

Certifications

Certification in Music Education, K-12
Jul 2014
Connecticut College

Awards

Sarah Nichols ’46 Award
May 2014
Connecticut College
Eleanor S. Cranz Memorial Prize
Jun 2012
The Williams School
Louise M. Dieckmann Prize
May 2012
Connecticut College

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