This is Ellington Carthan, our newest piano instructor! Here on Fridays, he's so excited to show Greenbelt students how much fun playing the piano can be!
What inspired you to play the piano?
My dad plays piano and I watched Tom and Jerry as a kid and was amazed by Tom playing the piano.
Tell us about your favorite piano teacher and what made them awesome.
My favorite piano teacher is Professor Robert Jordan. He is awesome because he always challenges me, he uses humor throughout the lessons, and he is incredibly patient.
What do you do when you're not being an amazing pianist and teacher?
I love to run! I ran track at the collegiate level for a couple of years and still enjoy pushing my physical limits on the track.