Background, professional training and performance history
Elwy studied at the Los Angeles Conservatory in 1952 and by 1955 was appointed head of the conservatory’s western regional studio. He studied voice training at UCLA. Elwy works with beginners and intermediate pianists and is eager to encourage piano study for senior adult beginners. His piano instruction and flute encompasses reading, theory, technique, expression, style, and repertoire. His basic voice training encompasses breathing, phonation, placement, range development, vowel formation, and register transfer.
Artist statement and teaching philosophy
“I believe that it is fundamental for students to learn the classics. I am particularly enthusiastic teaching students who want to master an instrument and are seeking a complete musical education. Although starting voice training around middle puberty is best, I encourage those who think they’re “too old” to try lessons, as I began voice training at age 45.”
Instruments & classes taught
Elwy Jones teaches piano, voice, and flute of all ages and levels.