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Meet Our Faculty

Kylie Elliott

Early Childhood Music Classes

Teaching Philosophy

My primary goal is to cultivate the innate musicality in people by collaboratively playing and creating music. The most exciting way to learn music is by actively participating in making it through instrument play, movement, songwriting, and many other exciting song activities. To develop the foundations of proper technique, I enjoy playing alongside my students to demonstrate how to effectively play their instruments. I teach using a multimodal philosophical approach, combining humanism with a variety of therapeutic ideologies used within music therapy. My students are encouraged to play their instrument, instilling enthusiasm for the instrument before creating a habitual routine of practice. As an educator and music therapist, I create a learning environment based on the Universal Design for Learning framework that adapts to the unique needs of the students and clients I work with.

Education

M.A. in Music Therapy (in progress), University of the Pacific; B.A. in Biology and Music Performance, University of Vermont; MT-BC eligible

Bio

Kylie Elliott is a flutist, music educator, and board-eligible music therapist with the mission of inviting people of all ages, ability levels, and backgrounds to experience the joys of connecting with one another on a musical level. She began her musical journey as a flutist in 5th grade, performing in as many ensembles as she could fit in her schedule. In college she continued to develop her flute skills alongside other musical competencies such as piano, guitar, ukulele, voice, music theory, and composition. After pursuing training and education in music therapy, Kylie completed her internship at Manchester Community Music School through teaching early childhood classes and lessons, leading individual and group music therapy sessions, and managing outreach programs. Kylie performs with the Celtic Flutes quartet of southern New Hampshire, substitutes for the New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra, and teaches standard and adaptive lessons on flute, piano, ukulele, and other instruments.

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