Elona began taking piano lessons at age 7 and has spent many years performing, teaching and enjoying music. When she graduated from high school at age 17, she received the distinguished High School Diploma from the National Guild of Piano Teachers. To receive that diploma, Elona 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 also at 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. She teaches 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.
Multi-instrumentalist, Joel Mariano, has been playing and performing for most of his life. He received his bachelor’s degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Choral Music at Fresno State in 2015. He has worked under the direction of Dr. Anna Hamre and Dr. Tony Mowrer. In addition, he has studied under Dr. Anthony Radford and Brigid De Jong. Aside from teaching piano, guitar, voice and ukulele lessons, Joel also is a musician and worship leader at Via Church. He currently teaches students of all ages and experience levels. He strives to empower his students to have a life-long passion for music.