Instructor
Joined in
2016

Esther

Instructor

Teaches Piano, Flute, Voice

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Areas of Instruction

Piano, Flute, Voice

Education

Bachelor of Music-University of Tennessee, Master of Music-University of Tennessee

Specialties / Genres Taught

Classical, Contemporary Christian, Praise and Worship

Teaching Experience

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

About Esther

Esther Upham Aluoch was born in Chicago and grew up in the countryside of Indiana. She was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where she completed both her Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy and her Master of Music in Piano Accompanying. After completing her education, Esther taught class piano and other classes at Indiana University South Bend as an adjunct faculty member. During this time, she also gave private lessons at The University of Notre Dame and accompanied for their opera program.

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 

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