Eliana S.Born : Washington, DC

Instruments

Oboe, English Horn, Piano, Flute

Genres

Classical, Popular

About Eliana S.

Eliana is a freelance performer, private teacher, and reedmaker in the Washington, DC area. She has appeared as a soloist with the Landon Symphonette and was a finalist in the Oberlin Conservatory’s Senior Concerto Competition. In 2011, Eliana represented Oberlin Conservatory in a performance with the China Conservatory of Music Orchestra at the Beijing Performing Arts Center. She currently studies with Mr. Nicholas Stovall at the Catholic University of America, where she is pursuing a Master of Music in oboe performance. In 2012, she graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music. Her former teachers include Robert Walters, Jonathan Blumenfeld, Alex Klein and Carol Stephenson. When she isn’t playing the oboe she enjoys experimental cooking as well as blues, swing and contra dancing.

Why I Work Well with Kids

My passion for music was nurtured by my teachers when I was young. I blossomed off of their positive and enthusiastic nature and I try to do the same for my students. I can connect with kids at any stage of their musical journey as I remember my own. My goal is to help give kids the tools they need to thrive. We "play" music, it should be fun!

Most Influential Bands / Musicians

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra

Hobbies

Social dancing (Blues, swing and contra dance), experimental cooking, exploring new places, spending time with family and friends, watching movies

Favorite Movies

Young Frankenstein, Horse Feathers, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Inside Out, Singing in the Rain

Places Traveled

Italy, China, Israel, Norway

Locations:

Gaithersburg, Rockville, Potomac, Olney, Bethesda, Silver Spring, MD

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