At Eleos Music, our goal is to bring world-class music education to everyone. From the youngest mind exploring the possibilities of what music has to offer, to the mature musician looking to refine their craft and find their voice as an artist.
The Musician’s Threshold
We strive to guide students past the “musicians threshold,” a level of fluency with the instrument and the language of music wherein the student is able to enjoy playing any type or style of music without difficulty, akin to being able to speak a new language without translating to a native language. Many of our students pass this musicians threshold in their high school years. They continue to play music in orchestras at college and beyond, compose music as a means of expression, and collaborate with contemporary musicians. Our students who develop a career mindset for music cross this threshold earlier, and are mentored by our faculty in work/life/art balance, cultivating their specialization as artists and learn to navigate the musical career field.
The Eleos Curriculum
Eleos students are guided by our proprietary original curriculum which blends the strengths of the European, American, and Suzuki schools of music. Our curriculum balances technical training, a thorough understanding of the language of music, an understanding of the context of music history, and a love for the craft. Our four courses give students a framework to excel in their craft:
The Introductions (beginner) Course takes a student from the simplest melodies to a 2-4 page sonata or concerto. The Foundations (intermediate) Course takes students through the developmental repertoire and technique required to handle major works of music. The Proficiency (advanced) Course surveys concert literature and teaches students to develop an audition or competition program with which they can succeed in the music field. Finally, the Mastery (artist) Course pair musicians with apprenticeships, mentorships, and career projects to develop them as artists in the professional world.
Classical Young Artists Program
CYAP is our in-school music program, designed to start students on their path of music. CYAP is integrated into their academic schedule and provides the fundamentals needed to succeed in the beginner stages of music.
Most of our CYAP students go on to study keyboard or string instruments, and join orchestras or choral programs.
Eleos faculty are some of today’s most prominent performers, artists, and pedagogues. As teachers, they specialize not only in the craft of music, but in teaching young artists how to develop great practice habits and learn key skills such as leadership and time management. Our faculty nurture the development of their students’ creative strengths and guide them as they enter the musical community.
Younger students participate in student recitals regularly, while experienced students perform more often in chamber music, orchestra, and solo recital settings. Many of our students also join our faculty in summer festivals across the US and Europe.
Eleos Music was founded in 2008 by Alexander and Rebecca Tseitlin with three campuses in the Los Angeles area. Eleos students have made their way into youth and pre-professional orchestras throughout the Los Angeles areas, as well as music departments in the higher education world.