Elena O’ Neill: was born in the Ukraine, and comes from a musical background; Her mother ran a very successful music school in the Ukraine and her sister is also a very accomplished concert pianist. Growing up Elena was emmersed in music. She started her studies at a professional music school at the age of six and graduated with honours in Piano Performance from the Music and Art college in Ukraine. Elena then went on to study at the Makarenko State University and completed her piano performance and Pedagogy degree being awarded with an honours Bachelor of Music degree.
During her studies Elena annually entered piano, guitar and song writing competitions and would regularly win prizes. In 2001 she represented the Ukraine in Wales at a world choir event in which they took 2nd place. During her studies she worked in the National School as a music teacher and gained invaluable experience in teaching young children. Elena is a positive, energetic, experienced and creative music teacher and works tirelessly to get the very best performances from her pupils at Play Piano.