8602 Buckingham Lane Apt. 17, Kansas City MO, 64138
Instruments:Chorus, Conducting, Ear Training, Early Music, Other, Piano, Voice

Styles:Classical, Folk – Country – Bluegrass, Blues, Kids, World, Other
Levels:Beginner, Intermediate
Experience:10 years
Rate:$30 / hr

Personal Statement

Welcome to the Elliott Music Studio!

Whether it’s one-on-one voice or piano lessons, classes for the whole family or music tailored to fit your next special occasion or worship experience, the Elliott Music Studio and Emily Elliott’s consummate professionalism will make the next step on your musical journey so much more enriching and enjoyable.

We are excited to bring to the Kansas City area, Music for Little Mozarts, a piano method designed especially for 4, 5 & 6 year old’s. This program helps foster an early love for music that lasts a lifetime. For more info on the Music for Little Mozarts curriculum and the complete instructional offerings of the Elliott Music Studio, see our Music instruction page.

Established in 2007, the Elliott Music Studio strives to fulfill your music needs with skill and ease. From the time of your first consultation until the conclusion of your special event or worship service, you can be sure that Emily will address all of your concerns and provide you with a memorable musical experience that will enrich the lives of others.

We look forward to sharing music with you!

Education / Training

Emily Elliott began her formal music training 12 years ago performing as a soloist and with various ensembles including the Lawrence Children’s Choir and South West Junior High School’s Bel Canto Choir under the direction of Janeal Krehbiel, Lawrence Free State High School’s Chamber Choir and Chamber Singers under the direction of Pam Bushouse, Lawrence Free State High School Symphonic band under the direction of Avian Bear as a percussionist. She also studied piano and voice privately.

In 2000, Emily attended the University of Kansas where she worked on a vocal performance degree. She also was part of many of KU’s vocal ensembles where she sang under the direction of Simon Carrington and Dr. John Paul Johnson. Emily had the privilege of studying voice at KU with Un Chong Christopher, Pamela Hinchman and Joyce Castle.

Emily has continued to expand her musical abilities by pursuing choral conducting, hand bells, recorder, and children’s music education. She has also been performing independently at weddings, Christian services, and other events.

From 2001 – 2006 Emily was the Director of Music at Centenary United Methodist Church in Lawrence, KS. At Centenary, she directed the Adult Chancel Choir and all other music activities of the church. Her responsibilities grew to include directing vacation bible school, the writing and implementing of a new Children’s Music, Drama & Art Ministries Sunday school program, collaborating with worship design, writing and sharing the message, and leading congregational singing.

In 2006, Emily was the instructor for Tiny Tot’s music offered by the Lawrence, Kansas Parks and Recreation Department. Musical concepts were shared with parents and children ages 18 – 32 months. Each class focused on classic children’s songs and linking movement to music.

Emily is currently pursuing United Methodist Musician Certification. In the summer of 2006 she completed the Christian Music Summer School program at Southern Methodist University, Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, Texas. It was at Perkins, where Emily was first introduced to the Taizé music & worship and has continued to explore this prayer style. She has lead many community Taizé events and is eager to share this wonderful experience with others.

The Elliott Music Studio located in Kansas City, Missouri, was launched in 2007. Emily provides private and small group instruction in both piano and voice for all ages as well as solo performances for church services, weddings and funerals. In 2009, the studio expanded to include family music classes.

Emily Elliott currently lives in Kansas City, Missouri with her husband, Max and children, Madeline & Oliver. She attends One Spirit United Methodist church where she sings with the choir, plays hand bells and leads congregational singing.

Emily Elliott, Music Teacher – Kansas City – MISSOURI