Meet the experts!
Our staff is made up of professionals who have toured the world, been on the biggest stages in music and have been voted the best teaching staff in Worcester. They all have years of experience teaching one on one or in the classroom. Our teachers will try to create a plan for you to make the progress you are searching for.
Matt founded E.L. Music after 20 years of teaching and music retail experience. His goal is to bring back the "small store" to the world of music retail. "I want E.L. Music to be the Hub of the music community. I want it to be a place where musicians hangout and buy their instruments. A place where everyone belongs and shares their gift of music with each other."
Matt also went to Leeds Guitar Building School and can be seen performing with the band Vertical Horizon. Matt does in house repairs and has select openings for private lessons.
Kristine with a "K": Manager
You'll always be greeted with a smile from our "Special K." Kristine is always there for our wonderful customers and keeps the store moving and shaking! Rumor has it she was originally what the new Wonder Woman was based on. We can neither confirm or deny this...
Staff and Repairs
If you are from the area and you play guitar, then you know the name Jay Tullio. For over 30 years Jay has been such an important part of our music community. He is an expert on all things to do with guitars and amps. You have a question, he has the answer. We are very pleased to have Jay here with us.
Drums and Steel Drums
Is a drummer, percussionist, steel drummer, and teacher. A percussionist for over 15 years, Phil has been a full time teacher and gigging musician in the area since 2009. As a teacher, Phil’s goal is to develop a fundamental understanding and enjoyment of music with his students. Phil‘s lessons are carefully tailored to each individual, so his students have a fun time playing the drums no matter their current level. Phil also maintains an active performance schedule. His current endeavors include percussion for various local orchestras and musical theater productions, Steel drums for nationally recognized Jimmy Buffett tribute show Changes in Latitudes, and Founder, Manager, and performer for Steel Accent Steelband. Phil holds a Masters and Bachelors in Percussion from CCM and the Hartt School, where he studied with Ben Toth and Jim Culley.
*Drum set and percussion for musical theater productions.
*Percussion and Timpani for local symphony orchestras in MA and CT.
*Steel drums for Jimmy Buffett tribute show, Changes in Latitudes.
*Founder, Manager, and performer for Steel Accent Steelband.
Tim has been playing Jazz, Funk, Metal, and Rock for the last 25 years. He holds a degree in Drum Set Performance from Boston’s Berklee College of Music where he studied Jazz with Ralph Peterson Jr. as well as Rock and Metal styles, including Double Bass techniques with Mike Mangini. Tim maintains a very active playing schedule, performing or rehearsing nightly. In teaching private lessons, Tim combines decades of studying music with real world practical experience.
Piano and Guitar
JOE’S MUSICAL EXPERIENCE
1967-1972: Guitar study, Al Loconto
1971-1976: Piano study, Serge Conus, Saint Gabriel’s School Of Music
1975-1988: The I-Ties Band, local general business performance
1976-1979: Worcester City Band, local marching band (percussion)
1978-1982: Berklee College Of Music, Bachelor Of Music (composition)
1983: Boston University, Masters Program (composition), Master classes with
Karel Husa, Elie Siegmeister, Leonard Bernstein
1989-present: Pit orchestra performance for local community theatres, New Players Theatre Guild,
Theatre At The Mount, Groton-Littleton Theatre Guild, Stageworks Of Leominster
Over 25 yrs experience teaching
Available Monday- Thursday
Guitar / Bass
Chris Reddy has been a guitarist in the central Ma. area for 40+ years, originally studying with the
late Johnny Moore throughout his early teens and then going on to help form the progressive rock group Transit in 1980. Chris has an ongoing solo acoustic gig while also performing with the Worcester cover band Doctor Robert as lead guitarist and vocalist. Chris is also the lead guitarist for the Police tribute band,
“Invisible Sun” playing shows throughout New England. Chris has recorded several solo CDs and has opened for Johnny A, Dave Mason, Marcy Playground, Jim Weider, Stan Ridgeway, and Gary Hoey! Chris is also known for his in depth knowledge of live looping and various styles of finger style and contemporary acoustic and electric guitar.
Piano / guitar / Bass / Ukulele
Starting out as an alto saxophonist in 6th grade, Mike went on to compose and arrange for the Jazz Band at this High School, who awarded him the Louis Armstrong Outstanding Jazz Musician award at graduation. Starting his Undergraduate studies at Worcester State College with an concentration in Music Education, he went on to complete his Masters Certificate in Keyboard Performance at Berklee College of Music.
Mike is a celebrated multi-instrumentalist and educator, playing piano, guitar (and other fretted instruments), saxophone, harp, cello…the list keeps growing, as does the terrain of musical instruments in his house, car, office…
Mike credits his musical growth directly to the fine players he’s worked with over the years- in particular, his bandmates from the many bands he performs with currently (or has performed with in the past), including but not limited to:
The Limits of Reason. Heavy Horses. Blood Groove. Pete’s Feat. Jive. Ready, Set, Flo!
BunZappa. Byrne’s Big Suit