Karli Ellis is a 25-year-old who has a love of music and teaching children. She graduated from the University of Utah in May 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and then continued her education by getting her Master's Degree in Elementary Education in 2015. She began taking piano lessons when she was seven years old and took for nine years until she began to teach at the age of 16. During this time she was taking vocal training from a private teacher as well as being involved in her school's Concert and A Cappella choirs. She has starred in numerous musicals including the chance to play Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at Murray High School in 2009. After teaching piano for four years and taking voice lessons for five years, she decided to share her love of singing with others as well. It was then that she began teaching vocal performance in her studio. She currently has 25 piano and 5 vocal students who range in age from five to sixteen.
Her love of teaching piano gave her the realization that teaching is what she wanted to do as a career. She now teaches half day kindergarten at Liberty Elementary School in Murray School District. She uses many of her teaching techniques from the classes she has taken in college. Classes such as child development, learning theories, understanding children, and more have helped Karli to understand how children learn and the best ways to differentiate instruction for each specific child to help them reach their fullest potential.
Having fun while learning the piano is Karli's main focus while teaching. She creates fun theory games, motivating rewards, and is always asking the students what songs THEY want to learn.
Karli has also gone to piano teaching workshops at Day Murray Music and taken Music Theory from the University of Utah to help her understand piano concepts on a deeper level. When she is not teaching kindergarten or teaching piano, you can find her playing her guitar and piano, singing, composing music, watching Netflix, running a fashion blog and hanging out with her husband and dog.