Elaine Silbereis holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance from La Sierra University, Riverside, CA, and a Master of Music Degree from the College Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati.
Her teachers include Anita Norskav Olsen, Edith Oppens, Earl Voorhies, David McVey, Robert Glasgow, and Roberta Gary.
She has a Kodaly Education Certficate, having studied with Katinka Daniel.
She has studied at The Golandsky Institue, “the preeminent center for the Taubman Approach, a groundbreaking analysis of the mostly invisible motions that function underneath a virtuoso technique. The resulting knowledge makes it possible to help instrumentalists overcome technical limitations as well as cure playing-related injuries.”
She has been teaching piano for over 30 years to children and adults of all ages. Her teaching is based on the comprehensive curriculum of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto. Her students regularly participate in and win local, national and international competitions, and many have received the highest state honors for the Royal Conservatory of Music examination program. Each year, these students have been invited to participate in the Carnigie Hall Certificate of Excellence Award Recital.
Her students participate in the Connecticut Bach Festival, of which she is the Founding Director.