Piano, Flute, Voice
Bachelor of Music-University of Tennessee, Master of Music-University of Tennessee
Classical, Contemporary Christian, Praise and Worship
Bob Jones Music Store-2 years, Indiana University at South Bend-4 years, University of Notre Dame-3 years, Shirk's Piano Store-8 years
Beginning in high school, and throughout her career, she has maintained a private piano studio with students of all ages, and she enjoys the unique challenges of working with different ages and levels of students. Her philosophy is to teach each individual at their level, while maintaining a level of expertise that encourages them to aspire to the highest level that they can personally attain. Parents of former students have commented that their child felt more encouraged and succeeded better in their musical pursuits when Mrs. Aluoch taught them.
Click here for Esther's book on how to play worship songs: http://www.certapublishing.com/search?keyword=Esther+Upham&limitstart=0&option=com_virtuemart&view=category
In 2003, Esther Upham Aluoch premiered her first composition at IUSB titled, "The Gospel According to St. John", which is a chamber piece for piano, flute, cello, and four vocalists. Then, in 2010, Esther premiered her first oratorio in Jerusalem, Israel which is titled "Love Revealed", and this piece includes a full choir and orchestra. Esther has also written some children's piano pieces, and a symphony, as well as many contemporary Christian songs which have not been performed or recorded. With her experience in composition and accompanying, Esther is also gifted in assisting students with these goals or pursuits. Although she doesn't possess a degree in harpsichord, organ, flute or voice, she is competent enough to work with beginning students in each of these instruments as well.
Click here to see Esther's recorded music: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/EstherUpham
Click here to see Esther's written music: http://www.uphamesther.musicneo.com/about.html