Hooping with Ukulele, Harmonica and Recorder All At Same Time

Ellie Osborn

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 and teaches for Greener Postures Yoga, The Falmouth Country Club, Uno, 2, 3 bilingual daycare, and for Senior Living: Ashton Gardens, Avita of Stroudwater, Sunnybrook, 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.

"This is the highlight of our week! I don't know what we would do without this class!" -new parent, Westbrook

"My kids love Ellie so much, we arrange our entire daycare schedule around her class!" - Brunswick Mom

"You are now my son's favorite person! He just named his new baby doll Ellie!" -JCA staff

"This is the most fun my daughter and I have ever had!" -parent new to Portland

"Ellie's patient encouraging approach, coupled with her positive energy, humor and expertise, helped my child learn to love playing music!" -Falmouth Mom

"Every morning, my son hopefully asks, 'Is it music with Ellie today?" -Kennebunk Dad

"Your class has been amazing for us and I see the benefits with my own eyes. My daughter's language development is ahead, she has an incredible vocabulary... I truly believe this class is a huge part of that." -Portland Mom and music teacher

" Your songs run through our house on a daily basis!" -Westbrook parent

"My daughter gets SO excited when I say we're going to music class...first phrases was, "Class? Ellie? Shake it? Go class now???" - Portland parent

"Definitely the best music class I've been to!"-nanny

"You are super talented and an amazing teacher and I love learning from you!" -Student thank you card

"Our child is so comfortable with you...who else has such a low key, friendly approach to teaching?" -Falmouth Mom

"This generation needs this so badly!" -Cumberland Grandmother

"Ellie is not only gifted as a musician but also gifted as a teacher. The children love her! She is so warm and friendly. Throughout the week I am asked 'Is it music class today?'" -Mary Lily, Director JCA Early Childhood Education

Live Performances: kids' concerts, b-day parties, weddings, more