Ellen Sirower
New York, NY
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Ellen Sirower

Ellen S.

New York, NY
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I am a philosophy undergraduate student at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor planning on doing further work in philosophy during graduate school. I'm very experienced in proof-reading, writing philosophy papers at an advanced level, and providing help with understanding and interpreting difficult texts for beginning to intermediate philosophy students.

About Ellen S.

I am a recent graduate of the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, where I received bachelor's degrees in piano performance and philosophy. I have strong passions for philosophy, piano pedagogy, chamber music, and contemporary music. I recently won first place in the Camerata Artists International Virtuoso II Competition, was a gold medal winner in the International Keyboard Odyssiad Competition, and was a finalist in the Jacqueline Avent Concerto Competition at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, and the University of Michigan Undergraduate Concerto Competition. I attended the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Division in New York City for 10 years, and the Brearley School for middle and high school.

The primary goal of my teaching is to fully engage my students with music in ways that are uniquely meaningful to them. I realize my students come from diverse backgrounds with either some idea of a musical goal, or none at all beyond a general interest in playing the piano; my teaching method is catered to every student's individual development. I hope to teach students who not only strive to learn the piano and improve on their skills, but also strive to be artistically and spiritually fulfilled to live better lives.

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Meghan L.
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Ellen is so kind and good at what she does! She is extremely patient, creative, and really makes learning piano an all-around enjoyable experience. I would definitely recommend Ellen to anyone looking to improve their piano skills!

Posted May 5, 2021
AF
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Ellen is a generous teacher, who listens to her students wholeheartedly. She supplements her class with a good amount of music theory topics, which complete the learning experience. It was a great pleasure to working with her!

Posted Feb 3, 2021
Alice L.
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Ellen is a great piano teacher. She has a great music foundation, in both theory and practice. Her lessons are structured. You learn both theory and beautiful piano pieces. She is extremely friendly, patient and encouraging. She has good taste of music and she is very passionate about what she does. She a great musician in addition to being a great instructor.

Posted Sep 13, 2020
Marcus
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Ellen is a skilled and knowledgeable teacher!

Posted Mar 21, 2020
Iva
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Ellen is very thorough in her teaching method, while being super encouraging and patient! She incorporates elements of music theory, technique, and musicality naturally throughout the lesson. On top of that, I also like her ability to customize her teaching approach to help me accomplish my goals!

Posted Dec 13, 2019
Bridget
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Ellen is great at teaching both my daughter and myself. Very friendly, personable and understands the piano and classical repertoire at a high level. She’s really helped me with my fundamentals and music theory. My daughter (who is much better than I) mainly studies classical music with her and I love to hear her progress. Ellen is warm and accommodating and I’d recommend her to anyone!

Posted Jun 13, 2019

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Education

Piano Performance and Philosophy
Sep 2016 - Dec 2020

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

High School Diploma
Sep 2009 - Jun 2016

The Brearley School

High School Diploma
Sep 2006 - May 2016

Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Division

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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