New Year is coming, time for a personal software upgrade. Just like an iPhone has better versions, more storage, higher functions, we also need to constantly upgrade ourselves. You don’t want to be the same persion you were 3 years ago, at least I don’t! This is my list of the qualities of Elisa 2.0. […]Read More Upgrade to the 2.0 version of you
For this week’s videos I learned another Nutcracker song called “Dance of the Reed Pipes”. I don’t know what a reed pipe is, or if it even dances, but on the piano it sounds way more pretty than its title. This was a tricky song because of the consecutive octave jumps, I was nervous about […]Read More Week 3:This Week’s Piano Videos
Hi, I’m working a lot on expanding my piano teaching business locally. My goal is to take in 4 new students in January, and I’m calling different places (dance studios, martial arts pleaces, churches) to post ads. I really want new students and to be able to teach more in the area. I bought a […]Read More Business Marketing
I’m kind of a fake book-lover. I definitely don’t read every day, in fact I go weeks without reading. But there are the prime moments where I read before I go to sleep, and read when I wake up. That is the ideal I want to achieve, but I never keep it consistent. Sometimes I […]Read More A rocky relationship with books
As a teacher, it’s important for me to keep improving my piano skills. I thought I need feedback and guidance on tackling classical pieces for my videos. Recently I signed up for weekly lessons with an accomplished teacher, who lives remarkaly 7 minutes away! Today I had a consultation, didn’t know what that entailed […]Read More Meeting My New Piano Teacher
Hi everyone! I made a committment to myself to make 2 piano videos weekly. Due every Wednesday. That means I’m learning two new pieces a week. This is technically my first week trying out this routine, here’s how it went! First, in the spirit of Christmas, I learned a 3-page Nutcracker piece “Dance of the […]Read More This Week’s Piano Videos!
I talk to myself a lotttt. I might be crazy, or brilliant. Since I got rid of my iPhone music in the car, I started talking to myself. With my ego at stake, here’s an inside scoop on what Elisa says to herself in in the car: “I’m gonna be a millionaire!” “I love you.. […]Read More What Elisa says to herself in the car
After teaching piano for about 5 months now, I feel that I found my signature teaching style. I modeled it from my favorite college professor’s teaching apporach. She taught Turkish to a small class which gave each student more room to learn and practice. She was like a friend and a role model for […]Read More Let Students Make Mistakes
If you asked me three years ago to run 3 miles, I’d say I’d never do that, not even for fun. The thought of it would make me feel exhausted Now running is a part of my daily routine. I don’t remember what made me try it, but it’s now a go-to for getting started […]Read More How Running Changed my Mentality
After quitting music school, I wanted to keep playing piano and learning more songs. I also want to share it with people, and keep a audio-visual record of the reperotoire I’ve learned. I decided to film 2 piano videos a week due every Wednesday. Yup, that’s learning 2 new songs a week. It’s very […]Read More Filming Piano Videos – First Take!