Elia F. is available for in-home, in-studio, and online lessons worldwide! Elia has been playing clarinet for over 15 years and teaching music since 2015. She enjoys working with students of all ages and experience levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced. Artists and genres that Elia has experience with range from Classical, Jazz, Contemporary, and more. Although trained in standard teaching methods, Elia developed her own method of teaching based off of her commitment to nurturing a love for music in each student. Elia aims to positively enhance the student's strength, dexterity, and techniques while building a lasting interest in music. Her goal as a teacher is specifically designed to help you achieve your goals as an artist and a musician. Elia attended New York University for her Bachelor of Music and McGill University for her Master of Music. She is constantly continuing her education with private clarinet instruction in New York City. She frequently attends woodwind workshops and seminars by artists/ensembles such as Ricardo Morales, Anton Rist, the Imani Winds, and the Fifth House Ensemble. Another nice feature that you might enjoy from one on one sessions with Elia is learning the how to handle auditions and performance anxiety. Elia can give you the resources to perform at your best! Lessons are scheduled to best fit to the student's schedule when possible. Students receive complimentary materials, such as scores and exercise books, upon their first or second session. Elia is a very patient instructor and understands that students learn at a different pace, after all everyone is an individual!
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2015
Masters of Music - Clarinet Performance
Teaches ages 4+
Speaks English, French
Has background check
I am an adult clarinetist that has been working with Elia for more than 6 months. Elia is attentive and always thinks of the students needs first. She has the best formula set up for teaching and learning. She covers all aspects of the instrument. She is caring and giving. Sharing sheet music and always looking to fine tune the students performance. I look forward to our weekly sessions. I'm so grateful to have her as my instructor.
I'm an adult and lifelong musician, and I'd always wanted to learn clarinet, so I started taking lessons with Elia several months ago as a complete beginner. She has been absolutely incredible. She clued in to my strengths and weaknesses right away, and I've quickly started seeing major improvements in both my playing and my self-confidence. Her style is warm and attentive, and she gives clear, actionable instruction. I look forward to my lesson every week and couldn't recommend her more highly!
My inexperienced 12-year-old son started to take clarinet lessons with Elia this September. Only after a few weeks, my son already got a significant improvement. And after two months of learning from Elia, my son got a very high score in the state region auditions. He even got 1st place in one of the rounds. This was certainly surprising! Elia is very patient, enthusiastic, and encouraging! She helps my son to correct his mistakes but never lets him feel discouraged. My son really enjoys the lessons and would love to continue to have lessons with her. Thank you so much, Elia!