I currently teach privately at my home in Warwickshire. I have years of teaching experience, including past position of peripatetic music teacher at Aylesford School in Warwick. This job entailed me to teach one to one flute, piano and vocal students at a variety of different levels, abilities and musical styles. Additionally I have experience in classroom teaching, teaching KS3 music to year 7, 8 and 9s.
I am fully DBS checked and enthusiastic to teach flute and piccolo to students of any age. As a graduate student of Birmingham Conservatoire, I received excellent training in pedagogy, and working in community settings with students and audiences of all ages. I specialised in community engagement, and therefore have training for working with children and adults of mixed abilities. From a young age, I have been in charge of setting up various flute ensembles with groups of school children which has given me excellent leadership and communication skills.
No two students learn the same, and I plan my lessons around the individual student. I aim to make lessons fun and well rounded, including aural tests, sight-reading, scales, music theory and musical exercises to help improve all aspects of musicianship. I also teach either the ABRSM or Trinity Guildhall syllabus for graded examinations, depending on what the student is most comfortable with.
I am passionate about passing on my enthusiasm for music, and this is the main aspect I try to get across in my teaching. I encourage students to tell me what music they enjoy and always incorporate this into lessons to ensure that my students maintain their enthusiasm for the flute and music.
If you are interested in private lessons, please do not hesitate to contact me!
"Ellena is both a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher. She has helped my daughter greatly improve her flute playing technique and confidence. Ellena has been extremely supportive and I am certain that her passion for teaching will continue in her future lessons. I would recommend her to any young inspiring musicians."
"Ellena is amazing and so good at what she does! Ellena has patience, she is very passionate and enthusiastic about her art. I have been to two lessons so far, and I can hear a massive difference in my voice already. I would recommend her to anyone."