Elli Weinert

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Brooklyn, NY
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Elli delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Hello! My name is Elli.

I am a seasoned, positive, open-minded teacher and, to me, there is nothing more rewarding than to help someone play an instrument, write their first song, and/or otherwise deepen their understanding and love for music.


- I can play you a Beethoven Sonata and then plunk out the latest Lil Uzi Vert beat. I gotta stay young somehow.

- I can just as easily teach you how to play a Bach Invention for a recital as I can teach you how to play an Alicia Keyes song so you can impress your crush.

- My day job is the greatest- I teach high school music (of many varieties). I'm a 12-
year veteran of the NYCDOE.

- I have a BA in piano (Michigan State University, 2005) and an MA in music education (Northwestern University 2011).

- I am a NYS certified/licensed K-12 Music Educator.

- I have taught private lessons for more than 20 years! Man I'm old!

- I teach the following lessons: (beginning/intermediate)
Piano (all styles)
Low Brass (baritone and tuba)
Music Theory, Composition, and Arranging

- I teach all ages, but I specialize in teens/adults.

- I am a music theory geek. I enjoy teaching students the rules and then how to break all of them gracefully! I will also happily teach you how to read music (AND play by ear).

- I have a throwback-Jamaican Ska band (not kidding and it's GREAT!). I play brass and arrange the tunes.

- Sometimes I crash local parades with my sousaphone.

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Instrumental Music Teacher
Sep 2005 - Present
NYC Department of Education

Studios where I have taught:

Southern Thumb Music, Richmond, MI (1996-2000)- private piano instructor.
White Bros. Music, Okemos, MI (2001-2005)- private piano instructor.
2005-present- Freelance piano instructor.

Schools where I have taught:

Automotive High School (2005-2011)- Music teacher, marching band director.

Urban Assembly for Music and Art (2011-2012)- Instrumental music teacher, choir director.

Professional Pathways High School (2012-present)-Instrumental and vocal music teacher.

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MA Music Education (concentration in urban music ed)
Jun 2008 - Aug 2011
Northwestern University
BA Music (piano, music education)
Aug 2000 - May 2005
Michigan State University


K-12 Music Teaching License/Certification (NYS)
Sep 2005
New York State

Photos & Videos

This is a little impromptu duet with one of my beginning students, Johnny.  6 weeks earlier, he had never played the piano before!
Rehearsing for my senior recital.

Playing my marching baritone out the window because that's something that you can do in New Orleans!


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