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Dennis Elvie

Piano, Clarinet &Violin Teacher

Dennis began learning music when in primary school and started, by receiving violin tuition. After winning a scholarship at the age of 12, he attended Trinity College of Music, London on Saturdays, where he was also fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to learn the piano and general musicianship under the direction of Ken Paige.  

After 6 years at Trinity, Dennis became a full time student at the same establishment and attained an LTCL on the violin, an LTCL on the piano (under the direction of Simon Young) and a First Class Hons. GTCL qualification. Following this, he studied at the University of London, Institute of Education where he attained an MTC teaching qualification and several years later, a PDME. ​

Dennis then became a classroom music teacher and soon afterwards, a Head of Music and a Head of Performing Arts. During this period, he continued to teach the piano, violin, clarinet and general musicianship and established a Saturday Music School, as well as performing himself, throughout London and the South East.  

He has since taught the piano, violin and clarinet in several schools and privately and performed thousands of gigs as a soloist, in bands and in duos, at a wide variety of venues in the UK and abroad, including at a Prince Charles Garden Party, on a plane, on ships and several times on BBC radio, BBC TV and Sky TV.

Dennis Elvie
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