Teacher Profile: David Ellis

David Ellis

David Ellis

Instrument(s): Violin, Voice

City: Seattle

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    About David Ellis

    A Northwest native, David is a violinist and vocal artist performing in the Seattle area. In addition to performing he's also an active voice and violin teacher.

    Growing up in a family of musicians, David fell in love with the violin at the age of seven and started singing seriously at fifteen.

    A veteran of the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras, David became concertmaster of his high school orchestra and went on to win a Boeing Matching Gift Scholarship for Musical Excellence.

    He was named one of "The Stars of Tomorrow" in the Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside (PAFE), winning awards for both violin and voice performance.

    At Kenyon College, David was a first violinist in the Knox County Symphonic Orchestra and performed chamber music extensively in quartets. He continued voice lessons, was cast in multiple musicals, and was selected six times to sing solo performances in departmental recitals. He graduated with degrees in theatre and political science.

    David wants not only to teach his students the violin and vocal techniques they need to succeed, but also to have them express the inner emotion of a piece to truly shine! From Schubert to Sondheim.

    Trained in classical, romantic, jazz, and musical theatre styles, David loves to share his passion for music when teaching. Known for his friendly, fun, and energetic lessons, he gives a healthy mix of technique, music theory, and history to all his students.

    David enjoys teaching younger and beginning violin lessons. For voice lessons, David prefers young adults and older, so that their voices have had sufficient time to develop.

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