Instructor
Joined in
2018

Elbert McAlister

Instructor

Teaches Piano, Music Theory

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Teaches at:
Levels Taught

All, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Areas of Instruction

Piano, Music Theory

Education

BA in Music Education, BA in Piano Performance, Graduate studies in Piano Performance at USC, Graduate studies in Piano Performance at California State University, Fullerton

Specialties / Genres Taught

Classical, Pop, Christian contemporary

Performance Experience

Church Musician since the age of 12 – pianist, choir director, soloist, orchestra director, worship leader, music pastor, Accompanied performances of Handel’s Messiah for 35 years, Accompanied numerous choral performances – High School and college., Accompanied numerous vocal and instrumental soloists in a wide variety of performance venues., Performed at numerous weddings, funerals, restaurants, special events.

Teaching Experience

Public school music (25 years), Private Piano Lessons (over 40 years)

About Elbert McAlister

Elbert began teaching as a teacher’s assistant in Music Theory and piano instruction while a student at Graceland College (two years).  He has since taught public school music for 25 years (band, keyboard, general music, choir), and private piano lessons for more than 40 years.

He has been a Church Musician since the age of 12 – pianist, choir director, soloist, orchestra director, worship leader, music pastor.

Elbert has accompanied performances of Handel’s Messiah for 35 years, numerous choral performances – High School and college, and numerous vocal and instrumental soloists in a wide variety of performance venues.

He has also performed at numerous weddings, funerals, restaurants, special events.

Education – BA in both Music Education and Piano Performance
                     Graduate studies in Piano Performance at the University of
                          Southern California and California State University, Fullerton

Upland Music & Arts 909-946-4789 UPLAND CA