Little Music Maker
founded the Little Music Maker business in 2004, influenced by the Powers Music School of Belmont, MA. Ellie was introduced to the violin-cello at age 7 by renowned musicians, Wu Han and David Finkle and studied at the Rennes Conservatory of Music in France. She has science and teaching degrees from Wellesley College and 23 years teaching experience. She's a licensed Maine Guide and co-owner and Head Guide for Venture Outside. She serves on the Board of Trustees for The Portland Symphony Orchestra and teaches beginning cello, guitar, ukulele, piano, recorder, and voice. She has performed with Singer-songwriters, Sorcha, Doug Farrell, Elli Lisa, Monique Barrett, and with the Choral Art Society Singers. She has shared the stage and harmonized with the late Pete Seeger, and with Dar Williams, Rick Charette, Christine Lavin, Paul Winter, Cid Bullins, Joe Boucher, Samuel James, Jenny Van-West, Sara Hallie Richardson, Joe Walsh, and The Portland Symphony Orchestra. Ellie has appeared at Thompson's Point and soloed at Carnegie Hall! She sings on an album of Pete Seeger's called PETE, the charity album To the Moon To the Stars, and has recorded several of her own, Ten Steps, Warm Milk, Christmas at the Cathedral with Choral Art, Feel You Better, and Ellie and Friends Live! Her newest record, Glass Half Full, was produced with The Woodshed Mystics. She performs for Greener Postures Yoga, The Falmouth Country Club, Uno, 2, 3 bilingual daycare, and for Senior Living: Ashton Gardens, Avita of Stroudwater, and The Mooring. She performs with the bands The Honeybees, US4, and a duo with her partner, David Santillo, called "S.O. WHAT". Her son and daughter attend Thornton Academy.
Live Performances: kids' concerts, b-day parties, weddings, more