Hi! My name is Eli. I am a 21 year old from Virginia. I have been teaching for six years and my specialty is Music. I am a professional tuba player and have over 15 years of music performance experience. I have won a variety of music awards, including the John Philip Sousa Band and U.S. Marine Semper Fidelis for Music Excellence Awards, among others. In 2013, I performed as first chair tubist for the VBODA All-State Concert Band. I am currently working on my degree in Music Education at James Madison University. At JMU, I held performance positions with JMU's Symphonic Band and critically acclaimed JMU Brass Band studying under Mr. Kevin Stees. I specialize in brass pedagogy and music theory, and I am comfortable teaching any students up to the advanced level. I am also comfortable teaching any other instruments up to the intermediate level.
I am also available for lessons in Microsoft Office; I received my accreditation as a Microsoft Office Certified Professional in 2013.
Since 2012, I have been giving private and group music lessons to students of all age groups. Over the years, I have taught lessons in brass, woodwind, percussion and string pedagogy as well as lessons in music theory, composition and analysis.
In 2012, I had the pleasure of working with Grayson County Public Schools as a Student Teacher through the Virginia Teachers 4 Tomorrow Program. I taught elementary school students from ages 5-10. Subjects included reading, writing, math, science and general education.
I am trained in Microsoft Office, as well as general computer science skills. I specialize in word processing, though I am absolutely comfortable teaching any Microsoft Office lessons.
Officially founded in 1973 as the Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association, the International Tuba Euphonium Association is dedicated to promoting and advancing the tuba and euphonium instruments. The organization comprises performers, educators, students, and amateurs of all backgrounds. As a non-profit organization, it is supported by membership dues and donations.