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Elvira started her musical life in a house full of musical instruments. From early beginnings on the recorder and piano she soon progressed to oboe and won a scholarship as a junior exhibitioner to Trinity College London. She was head choir girl at St John’s Belmont and developed a love for early music. Originally classically trained, she now spends more time playing jazz on her saxophones in a Big Band which she started some 8 years ago.
Elvira is an experienced music teacher and has run a number of community choirs. Her interest has always been in music as a therapy. She has many years’ experience working with young people with autism on a one to one basis.
Her interest in world music from Astor Piazolla the master of Argentinian tango to Irish folk music inspired her to add piano accordion to her list of instruments.
She is mainly employed in private music teaching although having joined the Musical-Moments team feels that this is where her passion really lies, believing that music is a direct path to the soul; that it transcends spoken language and it’s healing powers are often underestimated. She sees how music stimulates memory and emotions and would like to bring more music into more people’s lives.