Give the Gift of Music with the Elliott Music Studio!

Struggling to think of new and exciting gifts for your friends or family? Give them the gift of music - it's way better than bad aftershave or some boring socks. Find the perfect gift with the Elliott Music Studio, we've even showcased some in this post for you. We think they're great and we're certain you will, too.

Can't wait until Christmas? Not a problem. We are excited to offer you the opportunity to have a fun and enriching music experience with private or small group voice and piano Lessons. We are currently enrolling all ages, children and adults. Check out the Elliott Music Studio website to see our studio calendar for available lesson times and to fill out our enrollment form. Don't forget to ask about sibling and family discounts. We look forward to sharing music with you and your friends and family this holiday season!


Featured Gifts


  • Private Voice Coaching & Instruction – For students 10 years and up. Lessons are customized for the student based on their personal goals and will include basic vocal warm-ups, breathing technique, sight-reading and ear training exercises. Choose from a 1, 2 or 3 month package starting at $60.00 for one month of weekly half hour lessons.

  • Music for Little Mozarts – A piano method designed especially for your favorite 4, 5 or 6 year old. This program helps foster an early love for music that lasts a lifetime. These lessons will use singing, coloring, and movement as well as one on one instruction to teach the musical ideas for that week. Choose from a 1, 2 or 3 month package starting at $60.00 for one month of weekly half hour lessons. *Instructional materials not included.
  • Piano 101 – This short course lasting eight weeks is designed especially for high school students and adults who want to study the piano for fun. The Piano 101 course is divided into 6 units and serves as a basic introduction to music study. Eight weeks of weekly, hour long lessons is $240.00 plus the cost of materials.
  • Private Piano Instruction – Available for students 6 years and up. Piano lessons include sight reading, music theory, fingering technique and performance music. Choose from a 1, 2 or 3 month package starting at $60.00 for one month of weekly half hour lessons. *Instructional materials not included.

For more information about these great gifts and the complete offerings of the Elliott Music Studio contact us at 816.372.7169.


Friends and Family Referral Discount


I want to thank you for sharing the Elliott Music Studio with your friends and family with our Friends and Family Referral Discount. Let your friends and family know about the Elliott Music Studio and receive the Friends and Family Referral Discount. If they sign-up for their first month of lessons you get one lesson free ($15.00 - $30.00 value) your next month. It's our thank you to you for sharing us with the people in your life. We look forward to sharing music with your friends and family!


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Quote of the Week "That's what I consider..."

“That's what I consider true generosity. You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.”

-Simone de Beauvoir


Happy Thanksgiving from George Winston

I hope your Thanksgiving is a happy one! I wanted to share with you today music from one of my favorite composers, George Winston. I love the feel of this solo piano piece entitled, "Thanksgiving". It forces me to take a minute for myself and just breath and that's exactly what I did while preparing for this post. This is my invitation for you to take a minute from all the hustle and bustle of this special day and relax. Enjoy!


Beethoven’s 5th Completely Visualized

I love how beautifully this video visualizes Beethoven's 5th symphony. I had never seen it that way before. It opened up a whole new dimension of thought and interpretation for me. You have to check it out. Enjoy!

Who Am I? - Songs of Thanksgiving

Who Am I?

See my feathers colored bright,
Colored bright, colored bright.
See my feathers colored bright
What a pretty sight.

See my tummy big and fat,

Big and fat, Big and fat,
See my tummy big and fat
What do you think of that?

See my head look all around,
Look all around, all around,
See my head look all around,
For corn up on the ground.

See me as I strut and sway,
Strut and sway, strut and sway
See me as I strut and sway
This is what I say: Gobble, Gobble, Gobble

Sung to: "Mary Had a Little Lamb"
Original Author Unknown



Little Pilgrim - Songs of Thanksgiving

Little Pilgrim

Little Pilgrim dressed in gray
on that first Thanksgiving Day.
Little Indian dressed in brown,
Came to visit Plymouth Town,
They both came to eat and pray
on that first Thanksgiving Day.

Sung to: "Twinkle Twinkle "
Author Unknown



Who Are YOU? www.whohub.com

I am always working to strengthen my internet presence and network with other musicians on the world wide web. During one of my recent research sessions I came across whohub.com and I thought I would share my findings with you all.

Whohub is a directory of interviews with creative professionals in the areas of communications, arts, technology, marketing, etc. To be a part of this unique list all you have to do is create your interview by answering questions that are relevant to your craft and personality in both professional and personal categories. In any of your interview answers you can include links to your websites, blogs, and online projects to link your pages together. Once your interview is complete you will have created your own interview page with the answers to the questions that you chose.

Here are some of the questions from my interview.
  • When did you realize that making music could be a way of life for you?
  • How often do you practice?
  • What time did you get up this morning?
  • What is your blog address? What subjects do you deal with?
For answers to these questions and many more check out my interview page at http://www.whohub.com/elliottmusicstudio


Quote of the Week "Anything that has real..."

“Anything that has real and lasting value is always a gift from within.”

-Franz Kafka


Massive Multiplayer Online Music Experience - thesixtyone.com

"A road is a road, but sometimes it's more. Sometimes a road sings. Drive down Highway 61 and you'll find music everywhere you turn. Muddy Waters rode the 61. So did Bob Dylan, Ike Turner, and B.B. King. Elvis grew up in the housing projects along it. Highway 61 was the road by which people left to find better opportunities. And by leaving they took their music to the world."
~ The meaning behind thesixytone on the about page

Finally a massive multi-player online game that I can actually get into. I can't take credit for finding this one, that's my husband's doing and now we are both hooked. I had been complaining for awhile about how hard it was to find new music that I actually enjoyed listening to. Mainstream radio just wasn't cutting it. Thesixtyone.com has opened up my music world and I'm loving it.

Once you create an account you are allowed to customize your music experience by heart-ing songs you love and featuring favorites on your homepage. You also get the opportunity to earn reputation, collect badges for discovering and recommending good music to others and level up your influence. With thesixtyone.com building your own unique taste in music becomes fun, competitive, and trackable with quests that you complete daily. I have enjoyed several quests, including "similarity complex" and "the rack" as they encourage you to branch out and listen to music you wouldn't normally listen to. To learn more about how thesixtyone.com works, please see their FAQ page.

So, what are you waiting for? Come join us on thesixtyone and tell them elliottmusicstudio sent you.


Birds on the Wires

Birds on the Wires from Jarbas Agnelli on Vimeo.
From a photo of birds sitting on electric wires in the newspaper this composer decided to experiment and see what kind of melody there positions actually made and then created an original composition based on that. The music was made with Logic and the video was made with After Effects. For the newspaper story about this unique work, check out this link tinyurl.com/l4qdbg


Quote of the Week "I do believe it is..."

“I do believe it is possible to create, even without ever writing a word or painting a picture, by simply molding one's inner life. And that too is a deed.”
-Etty Hillesum, author


Quote of the Week "Use your imagination..."

“Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life.”

-Adele Brookman, psychotherapist

Studio Update - October Round-Up

It has been awhile since I wrote up an update and quite a bit has been going on since my last one so here it goes.

October started out with a great afternoon Cabaret n' Love concert benefiting the Shepherd's Center of Raytown. I was so happy that this event finally was rescheduled since we were snowed out last February. I sang "People" from Funny Girl and "Someone to Watch Over Me" by Gershwin. I was very happy with my performance and look forward to more concert opportunities like that one. A couple weeks later I sang my new favorite solo from Sandi Patty called "You Alone" during both church services that week. I was thrilled to finally get to sing it after many years of it sitting in my file box and to sing it with the band at church was pretty cool, too. Truly memorable performances!

Also in October was United Methodist Women's Sunday where I was asked to be the song leader for worship that day. It was an honor. I just love it when something good comes together. I am also proud to be a part of such a great group of ladies that do so many things for mission around the world for women and children. I am thrilled to be learning so much from this organization and leading others as our UMW's Alpha Circle President.

Several days before Halloween I got a wild hair and started thinking about Christmas and music projects. I am excited to announce that I have started the work on a Christmas music recording project that I hope to have available a few weeks before Christmas. I am taking suggestions now for music ideas to consider. I am looking to strictly work with creative commons licensed or public domain music that doesn't require royalties to be paid for use. It takes a little more leg work but it is well worth it and the music I am finding so far has been great. Check out the Emily Elliott fan page on Facebook and join the discussion about your favorite Christmas songs.

I am preparing for several Christmas music performances this year as well. Instead of a Christmas Cantata our church will be hosting a carol sing that will include many different kinds of holiday music presentations. More info to come. I have also been asked to help with the children's Christmas program that will be the Sunday after Christmas and will include a skit and favorite carols of the season. I am working with one of my favorite music people on this one so it should be a lot of work but also quite fun.

The Elliott Music Studio is going to offer something new this December for all interested piano and voice students. We will be holding our first ever Holiday Recital. Work has already started on several musical selections both sacred and secular. I am the most excited about a musical collaboration of "Blue Christmas". I still have the venue and a date to lock down next week but plans are underway.

I am excited by all of the opportunities that I have had recently to "enrich peoples lives with music". I look forward to keeping up the good work.


Kansas City Metro Men's Chorus

Kansas City Metro Men's Chorus
In Concert
Singing Songs of Praise

Sunday, November 15th, 2009 @ 3:00 pm
Blue Ridge Methodist Church
51st & Blue Ridge Blvd Raytown, MO
Charity: Shepherd's Center of Raytown

I had the privilege to sing on the same bill with these guys last month at the Cabaret n' Love concert that also benefited the Shepherd's Center of Raytown. A great opportunity for men in the area to sing together and have great fellowship. Noel Fulkerson is the Director.


'Star Wars (John Williams Is The Man)' - an a cappella tribute

'Star Wars (John Williams is the Man)' is such a great tribute song. This guy recorded himself lip-syncing each of the four parts of this imaginative work and then put them together side by side for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!


Quote of the Week "You are what you..."

“You are what you think you are!

What do you think you are?”


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