6-Week Holistic Music Series

In this Holistic Experience series, children will learn and explore rhythms on a variety of quality percussion instruments, learn piano fundamentals, music theory, songwriting, and music production.

Immersed in rhythm and math on beautiful hand-percussion instruments and/or electric keyboards, kids will learn an incredible amount of information, all while playing games and having fun. In recurring lessons, children will continue to acquire percussion and piano skills as they dive deeper into producing their own original song works.

About Elaine

Musician and Music Teacher

With over 20 years of music teaching under her belt, Elaine is an accomplished musician passionate about inspiring the next generation of artists. She teaches all types of piano music including Suzuki and Royal Conservatory of Music, popular, and jazz and blues. All ages and levels!

A highly accredited and professional piano teacher, Elaine began studying piano at the age of 8 and eventually accomplished first honors status. She studied piano with prominent teachers such as Brian Cross, Dr. Jamie Syer, and Dr. Peter Jancewicz of Calgary. She competed in musical events such as the Kiwanis and APTA Calgary festivals. Additionally, she has been placed in high rankings and has been claimed by adjudicators as a highly talented and an expressive pianist.

Elaine received her Bachelor of Arts Degree and Master of Teaching Degree from the University of Calgary, and actively teaches music and performs. She also teaches piano performance and early childhood music education. Furthermore, I have experience teaching at music schools and studios in San Francisco, specializing in classical music and music theory to elementary students. Elaine is a Certified Royal Conservatory of Music teacher as well as a Certified Suzuki Music teacher. Since 2002, her students have achieved scholarships on music performances and ranking as well as honors with distinction status in performance and theory.

Elaine is vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.

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What Parents Are Saying

We LOVED everything about Grasshopper! The customer service experience was exceptional! I felt like so much intentionality was taken to ensure that the activity would be both age appropriate and fun for my kids. Our experience leader was so easy going and chatted with the kids during the experience, and really took the time to engage and get to know them. We are definitely going to be using Grasshopper again! Thank you!

Grasshopper offered my daughter an opportunity to learn in a vibrant, fun setting that was continuously customized for her attention span and interests. Her Grasshopper teacher was fun, engaging and supremely personable. She took the time to get to know my daughter before diving into anything. I felt more than comfortable leaving my daughter in such capable hands…and love that she truly learned some new things from the experience. We will be using Grasshopper regularly to broaden her horizons and expose her to new concepts in a safe and compelling way. The icing on the cake is that the experience took place in our home, at a time that was convenient for us!

Our Grasshopper experience was amazing! I have four very curious kids at different ages with different interests, and the experience had all four of them engaged the whole time. Also, as an educator, I was very impressed with how the teacher led the program. She obviously knew what she was doing, and the minute she left, my kids were asking for another experience.

This music experience was magic! These two young five year olds had a blast and couldn’t stop talking about the experience they had AND they learned real piano skills laying the foundation for more “lessons." I highly recommend.
Ashley L