Thrush Hill Music
music lessons in Juneau, Alaska
Elena began studying violin at the age of 5, and went on to receive two bachelor degrees from Boston University College of Fine Arts in violin performance and music theory/composition. She went on to study under Missy Mazzoli and Nancy Wu (assistant concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera House) in New York City. After spending a year studying and teaching private and group violin, viola and piano lessons in NY schools, Elena came to Juneau to continue her teaching career and to share her compositional works in a more intimate and tight-knit community. She manages to include much of her music theory training with even beginner students, allowing even her youngest students to analyze musical structure and overall form, while still finding ways to make lessons fun and engaging. Elena is currently building a reputable private studio, performs with numerous local musical organizations, and is a board member of both Thrush Hill Music Academy as well as Orpheus Project.