Instructor profile

Ellen Coplin

Piano / Guitar


What do you love about music?

Music has always been a way for me to communicate things for which I have no words.

Who is your favorite artist?

Alynda Segarra

What are your top 5 desert island albums?

Legend - Bob Marley
The Well-Tempered Clavier - Bach as performed by Glen Gould
Greatest Hits - Heart
Duo - Helene Grimaud and Sol Gabetta
Goat Rodeo - Yo Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile

Do you play in a band or currently perform?



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Ellen graduated from Taylor University with a bachelor of music in composition. While at Taylor, she studied piano with Dr. Leon Harshenin. Previous to her time at Taylor, she studied with Dawn Hopkins. Ellen's ten years of experience as an instructor include teaching music lessons to all ages as well as teaching music in classroom settings in Fort Wayne and abroad. In 2014-2015 she spent the year working with EFL students in South Korea teaching music as a means for breaking down barriers of language and culture. She enjoys working with students to develop musical skill, creativity, and self-expression. Ellen's performance experiences include playing in concerts and recitals both as a soloist and accompanist, coaching instrumental ensembles, composing in a variety of genres, and co-leading the folk ensemble Elle/The Remnant.