Guitar, Piano, Songwriting, Ukulele, Voice

Meet Anastasia: a seasoned musician, performing singer/songwriter and dedicated educator who is passionate about cultivating a love for music in her students. Her areas of teaching are voice, piano, guitar, ukulele, and songwriting. Anastasia's expertise spans a wide range of genres, with a special emphasis on Pop, R&B, and Rock. She is equally comfortable teaching across all genres for songwriting and voice. Holding a Bachelor's degree in Music Industry with a specialization in songwriting, Anastasia's academic background perfectly complements her practical experience. Anastasia's dedication to music education goes beyond traditional teaching methods. She created a captivating music-focused series on YouTube called "Voices in the Back," shedding light on BIPOC music professionals in her home state, Minnesota. This initiative not only showcases her commitment to diversity and inclusion but also underscores her dedication to supporting and promoting the music community. With a vibrant teaching philosophy, Anastasia's main objective is to make music an enjoyable and enriching experience for her students. She places a strong emphasis on catering her lessons to her students' interests and preferences, ensuring they're engaged and excited to learn. Anastasia is passionate about fostering a comfortable and encouraging environment where students can freely express their musical aspirations and emotions. Anastasia Ellis is more than an educator; she is a mentor who believes in the power of music as a means of self-expression and emotional release. Her goal is to inspire her students to connect deeply with their chosen instruments and to find joy and fulfillment in their musical journey. With Anastasia, students embark on a path of musical exploration that celebrates individuality, creativity, and the pure enjoyment of making music.

“Music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”
- Billy Joel
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