Elly Krepp

Elly K.

Tucson, AZ
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Viola

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Classically trained, but I also love alternative styles! I can make skill-appropriate arrangements of whatever music you want to learn, and teach you the technique you need to master it!

I love sharing music with people of all ages. When your teacher is having a great time too, you'll learn more, better and faster!

I really can't describe the emotion of seeing a student light up when they conquer a new technique or figure out that song they obsessed over. Whether your child wants to join the school orchestra and learn classical method; or you were inspired by Lindsey Stirling and just want to learn that one song; or you're retired and have always dreamt of crossing "Learn an Instrument" off your bucket-list, I would love to guide you on your journey to musical literacy!
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About

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

Teaching since:
2008

Hi, my name is Elly. I was inspired to learn violin when I was very little, after seeing a performance of Riverdance- I fell in love with Irish fiddle and begged my mom to let me begin lessons.

I began classical violin lessons in elementary school. By middle school, I had worked my way up to the advanced school orchestra. In 7th grade things changed- we found out that both of our viola players would be missing our next concert. My orchestra teacher begged me to take a viola and methods book home that weekend and learn the parts to fill-in for our absentees. I ended up loving it! I pursued classical viola all the way through middle and high school, then at the University of Arizona, as part of numerous string ensembles and symphonic orchestras.

I continued independent studies of violin, frequently attending Bluegrass and Irish music jams and festivals.

One of my favorite musical experiences was being part of the Northwest Intergenerational Community Orchestra: a full symphony in which members ranged in age from 9 to 90, and skill levels from first-year player to retired career professionals. I started as a guppy and ended up a respected mentor after several years' participation. Being immersed in that environment was simply amazing, and showed me that age and experience are never a limiting factor in the kind of beauty that can ensue from mutual musical passion.

I will teach all ages and abilities, and I would prefer to travel to you. If you are unable to host, I can possibly arrange an alternate location. Thanks for visiting my profile, and I hope to hear from you!

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Experience

High School Teacher
Nov 2016 - Present
Nosotros Academy

Violist
Aug 2010 - May 2014
University of Arizona Philharmonic Orchestra

Violist
Aug 2004 - May 2010
Tucson Junior Strings

Violist
Aug 2004 - May 2010
Tucson Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Mentor/Strings Coach and Violist
Aug 2002 - May 2010
Northwest Intergenerational Community Orchestra


Education

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Aug 2010 - May 2014
University of Arizona

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

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