Voice & Piano
Mrs. Ellis is grateful for thirty-five years of music education and performance experience. She finds it very gratifying to have equipped students who have succeeded as performers and teachers themselves. Her teaching skills have been gathered from maintaining a personal studio, seven years voice and piano at The Academy for the Performing Arts, ten years private voice and voice classes at Atlanta Christian College where she also regularly performed and six years voice at Indian River Community College which also offered performance opportunities.
Terri received her Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee and majored in Vocal Performance at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she pursued graduate studies studying with Paul Knowles.
Mrs. Ellis, while living near Atlanta, Ga., has been an instructor at the Christian Music Seminar and an adjudicator for the Babbie Mason Christian Singing competition. She also has enjoyed singing as soloist and member of Community Choirs in Mississippi, Georgia and Florida and for civic organizations and various churches. As a soprano, Terri has performed leading and supporting roles in operas, operettas, oratorios, and musicals. She enjoys teaching various styles of music from classical to belt singing technique, which she studied under Robert Edwin. She currently enjoys singing in the choir and praise team at King’s Baptist Church where she also directs the Children’s Choir.
Terri has been honored to record in 2010 a CD Lilibet Sings comprised of 12 songs for children written by a local composer and poet. She has also contributed to The Sounds of War and Peace CD which resulted from a combined recital in 2013 with Kelley Coppage, pianist, and Ashby Goldstein, Trumpet.