Why Study With Me, Dr. Elzbieta (Ela) Brandys-O’Neill?


"Young people can learn from my example that something can come from nothing. What I have become is the result of my hard efforts."

Franz Joseph Haydn

A devoted and passionate teacher, Dr. Brandys-O'Neill is attuned to the individual needs and desires of the students. Her passion as a teacher is to work with flute students, increase their motivation, confidence, and help each reach his or her full potential and talent to the highest level. She believes in a well-balanced musicianship training, which includes musical and technical/skill development with emphasis on music theory and music history. During lessons she focuses on how to play with good and healthy posture, finding freedom in tone production, technique, articulation, expression, musicality, sight-reading, concert and orchestral repertoire, and how learn to practice efficiently. In addition to weekly lessons, performance opportunities are available to all students. Studio flute master classes are offered once per semester. Students are encouraged to participate in Studio Flute Recital, which happens twice per school year. First in January and second in June.

About Me, Ela

Ela Brandys-O'Neill performing on flute

Dr. Elzbieta Brandys-O'Neill is of European descent with formal musical training from Europe and the United States. Dr. Brandys-O'Neill received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Boston University, College of Fine Arts. She holds a Master of Music and Graduate Performance Diploma degrees in Flute Performance from The Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA as well as a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX. Dr. Brandys-O'Neill has been teaching since 1999, students of all levels in both private and group settings, which include beginners, intermediates, advanced, and adult students.

Dr. Elzbieta Brandys-O'Neill is described as a flutist, musician, and artist "who is able to uniquely meld elegant tone, artistic sensibility and a solid mastery of technique" - Andrew List, composer at Berklee School of Music. She gives recitals internationally, and performs with the Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Indian Hill, Claflin Hill Symphony, Cape Ann Symphony, Marsh Chapel Collegium, and the Cantata Singers. Performance venues include Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall and Town Hall, the Kennedy Center, Boston's Symphony Hall, The Wang Theatre, and Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. Dr. Brandys-Neill has won first prize in Chamber Music Foundation's International Ensemble Competition, among others. For more information about Elzbieta and her upcoming performances please visit www.elzbietabrandys.com.

"I demand all that I can. I always try o demand more. I feel I never demand enough. You must expect from them a great constant effort to develop all that brings them the freedom of expression."

Nadia Boulanger

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