Hello!  We are Ellie and Elizabeth, and between the two of us we teach piano, guitar and all the band instruments.  We have been teaching in Chanhassen for over 20 years.  Our studio location is the lower level of Ellie's home - a nice cozy setting for learning music!  Elizabeth also has in-home lesson routes where she travels to the student's home to teach lessons, and Ellie is continuing to offer the convenience of online lessons via Zoom.  We are looking forward to sharing the joy of music with your family!

Here is an original song created by one of Elizabeth's students named Carolyn.  She made this using the GarageBand app on her iPad.  Enjoy!

January

Lessons resume Tuesday 1/2/24

February-March

Take your Spring Break vacation week any time!

April

Recital Dates:

Sunday 4/21 at 2:30pm and 4pm

Sunday 4/28 at 2:30pm and 4pm

May-June

School Year Schedule ends 5/17

No lessons 5/18 - 6/9

Summer Schedule begins 6/10

ELLIE

Studio/Online Lessons

ADD/ADHD Specialist

K-12 Music Degree

ELIZABETH

In-Home Lessons

Pop Music Specialist

Performed on Many Instruments

Winter A

The students begin work on their recital piece while continuing to progress in their lesson books, learning many new concepts along the way. They will also improve their technical abilities and practice strategies through recital preparation as they work to perfect and memorize their recital piece.

Winter B

Students focus exclusively on their recital piece to ramp up to their performance in the recital. We wrap up with a review of concepts, planning for summer and a fun final week of music games that family members are invited to participate in!

Summer

This is the time where the students really connect with music! After 9 months of the teacher telling the student what to do, now the students get to tell the teacher what they would like to do! Trying a new instrument, composing, Garage Band projects, recording projects, preparing a family recital and playing out of "fun" books are just some of the possibilities. The students use their creativity and self-expression as they work on compositions and projects, and they make new discoveries about music through learning new instruments. These personalized summer activities help remind the students that music is a part of them, and not just a set of symbols, rules and information. This re-connection to their "music within" helps students develop a stronger connection to the music on the page, and gives them lots of new ways to enjoy music!!

Fall A

Students get back to "hitting the books" (and many times starting a new lesson book) after their fun summer projects. Many students find they have increased their skill and confidence!

Fall B

We wrap up the term with some fun Holiday music and a mini-recital that family members are invited to. For many of the beginners, this is their first performance experience!