....Every Student is a STAR
Lessons Available at My Home Studio in Lombard, Franklin Park, or Via Skype
Whether you are interested in studying piano from the comfort of your own home or learning one on one at my home studio Piano lessons may be for you!
Beginner Music Theory
I know how difficult it can be to find a reliable teacher that takes their time with explaining music theory in a way that students understand. Teachers need to be able to motivate and guide students towards success. As an experienced and passionate Piano Instructor, I believe in an approach that gives students positive, constructive ways to learn. I design my lessons according to my students’ needs, with an emphasis on confidence-boosting activities.
Ear Training Fundamentals
I love to encourage Beginner Ear Training early on, I take each student with customized approaches to reach my students with the right balance of personalized attention, patience, practical training, and positive encouragement. I make learning fun through a variety of engaging and outside-the-box activities. Get in touch today to schedule a lesson at your convenience.
What is expected of me as a student?
I may provide a book for the student for purchase if I have one available or you may purchase them on your own. Additional materials may include:
·Journal or composition pad for taking notes
·Pencil (this is a must!)
·Metronome (an online metronome will do, here is one I recommend that's free.
Just remember to be patient and take your time, I will never push you past your comfort zone. Most of all.. keep practicing and have fun!
Elioenai Toscano has performed at some of the world’s largest Jazz venues including the world renown Festival international de Jazz de Montréal which holds the 2004 Guinness World Record as the world's largest jazz festival. She also performed at the The Texas Jazz Festival and the Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Festival with America's Youngest Jazz Band.
America's Youngest Jazz Band has appeared at Ruth Eckerd Hall. AYJB played the opening of The World Trade Center Plaza in N.Y.C. and appeared on ABC news, Fox 13, in The New York Times, and in the Documentary “Ambassadors of Jazz.”
She has been mentored by trumpet legend Sonny Larosa who has been recognized by Nat Hentoff and Bill Clinton. During her tenure with Sonny, she was a standout member of the “Sonny LaRosa and America’s Youngest Jazz Band” where she played Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, and impersonated the Andrew’s Sisters from age 10-18. The members of the band were inducted into the Island Music Hall of Fame in 2019.
Elioenai, “Ellie” started her first formal music lessons at 5 years old on Piano and continued adding more instruments like Ukulele, Violin, and Flute to her list.
She continued her piano training throughout childhood and into her college years where she studied with Lynette Gill at SPCollege. She has been playing piano for 19 years, being the lead vocalist, music leader, pianist and synth player for her church and as the lead keyboardist as a child in her church's kids band.
Now 24 years old, she is a Full Sail University graduate and attained her B.A. in Music Production.
Elioenai is also an excellent vocalist and holds an A.S. in Music Composition graduating both degrees with honors. She is a member of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars; this society is very selective and honors the highest 20% GPA of selected university students nationwide.
She is fluent in Spanish and English, and is currently a member of “Explodicity,” her Latin pop duo. She released her first Latin Pop/Electronic album “Getting Started” in 2016 https://youtu.be/pL0d1TFBqCQ.
At My Home Studio