Ela is an extraordinary flute teacher.... The lessons are more than just learning how to play the flute.
"Ms. Ela is an accomplished professional flutist and an extraordinary flute teacher! My daughter has been taking lessons with Ms. Ela for five years since she was in 5th grade and looks forward to her lessons every week. She is supportive and encouraging while providing helpful reminders and guidance for her students to grow as flutists. The lessons are more than just learning how to play the flute-- there are recitals, guest teachers, buddy and group practices as well as help with preparing for orchestra auditions. I enthusiastically recommend Ms. Ela to any parent that has a child that is interested in playing the flute!"
Elizabeth Ryu, Parent
Ela's teaching approach allowed me to challenge myself while still thriving in the supportive environment she creates.
"I took lessons with Ela for ten years - from second grade until the end of high school. Under Ela's teaching, I have come so far and been able to improve tremendously in both technique and style. Ela's teaching approach allowed me to challenge myself while still thriving in the supportive environment she creates. I highly encourage taking lessons with Ela if you have the chance!"
Kate Rodger (age 18, Cornell University '27)
Ela will inspire you and make you fall in love with this instrument
"Ela is an accomplished musician and a great teacher. She teaches in a clear and simple fashion. Above all, she wants her students to succeed and enjoy playing the flute. She is patient and caring, always finding something positive to comment on. Thanks to her encouragement I have made considerable progress -- being able to play in the higher register, improving my breathing techniques and playing in an ensemble. I recommend Ela to anyone who wants to improve their flute playing skills, or simply wants to try the flute. She will inspire you and make you fall in love with this instrument."
Marta Rosso-O'Laughlin, former student, Carlisle, MA
I couldn't have asked for a better teacher!
"Thank you for being an amazing flute teacher! You are so meticulous and passionate, and I have learned so much under your guidance. Also, you are incredibly kind and fun to be around. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher!"
Zoey Lafaso (age 16, grade 10, Cambridge, MA)
I have improved so much studying with Ela
"Ela is always encouraging and supportive, and can explain concepts in many ways so that I understand. I have improved so much studying with her and think she is a wonderful teacher!"
Alex Colety (age 18, grade 12, Arlington, MA)
I have come a long way in my music journey since elementary school
"Thank you so much for the past four years and more, when I was still just an elementary schooler. I have come such a long way in my music journey, and it is all thanks to you."
Hannah Summers (age 18, grade 12, Arlington, MA. Undergraduate Student at Brandeis University)
Fun and mind opening
“The flute lessons with Ms. Ela are fun and mind opening”
Coco Cheng (CATS Academy Boston, age 15, grade 10. Currently an undergraduate student at Stony Brook University in flute performance & psychology)
Our daughter Alice improved greatly after only a few lessons.
"Ms. Ela's flute lessons are supportive, enthusiastic, fun and also being wonderfully instructive. Our daughter Alice improved greatly after only a few lessons."
Amy Moyer (Alice, age 9, grade 4, Arlington, MA)
My daughter loves going to flute class
"Lea, my daughter, loves going to flute class with Ela Brandys. This is what Lea said about her: 'She is kind and patient, when I have trouble with something she always says it's OK, let's try again, she always encourages me. I also enjoy my duets with her."
Myriam Alaoui (Lea, age 8, grade 3, Arlington, MA)