Hi, my name is Ellen Harle. In 2004 I started Fireworks School of Music to offer after school hours tuition to children and adults. This grew out of my own teaching studio – I am a violin major, but also teach and play piano and viola. I found teaching very young children the violin both extremely rewarding, but also it posed unique difficulties. To further own education, and to give myself some more teaching tools, in 2006 I began teaching early childhood classes. In 2007 my mother Christine joined me, and we have been teaching together since then.
I have found being involved with early childhood classes an eye opening and wonderous experience. To watch children grow through their music making is truly a privilege. I have watched one of my nieces, who was born late 2006 just as I started teaching, grow up surrounded by music. I am so glad that this is a part of my job, now that I am starting my own family. My daughter Ivy has been attending classes (when she can stay awake that is) since she was 9 days old. She is now almost 18 months old, and loves her music classes.
The benefits that music-making can give you are many and varied, and these classes are another way that you can both bring these benefits to your child, and at the same time learn more about the process.
B.Mus(UQ), L.Mus.A, current CCYPCG Working with Children card holder.
Ellen completed her Bachelor of Music in performance studies (violin) under Spiros Rantos in 2000. Since then she has taught violin at a number of schools. She has also built and run Fireworks School of Music since 2004.
Ellen brings to her classroom her musical skills – she loves performing music live for the children as often as possible.
Displaying her talents at playing both the ukulele and kazoo at once.
Showing her Aussie pride at our special Australia Day classes in 2010.