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:
1996

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.

SOME FACTS ABOUT ME:

- 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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Experience

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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Education

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

Certifications

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.

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

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