Elona began taking piano lessons at age 7 and has spent many years performing, teaching, and enjoying music. She received the distinguished High School Diploma from the National Guild of Piano Teachers at 17, performed a ten piece memorized program each school year from age 7 to age 17 and was graded on her performance by a jury of piano teachers from the Guild.
At the college level, Elona studied music at Wheaton Conservatory in Wheaton, Illinois and Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. Elona has been accompanying church services and other groups since she was 15 and has performed in many different venues. She loves teaching all ages, beginners through advanced, as well as a variety of music from classical to popular and includes music theory as part of her curriculum.
Hannah Anderson has been playing piano for over 15 years. She began teaching piano at Patrick’s Music in July of 2018. Hannah loves teaching beginners of all ages and helping them develop their own musical tastes and styles while learning theory and technique. Her favorite forms of piano music to teach are beginning to early intermediate classical, improvisational pop, and basics of jazz and ragtime. Hannah is trained in Celtic folk music, which makes extensive use of ear training and unusual rhythms and time signatures. She is the director of the Celtic Motion Ceili Band.