Dr. Elaine Brady has over 40 years’ experience as a teacher, performer, and accompanist. She has taught piano at all levels from beginner to college level and has coached adult performers and teachers. She has appeared in concert as a soloist, chamber musician, and with orchestra during her career and has held positions on the faculties of Michigan State University, Alma College, Youngstown State University, and the Prince William County Schools.
Dr. Brady is a frequent adjudicator in local, state, and national piano competitions and presents round table discussions on piano teaching techniques and literature. She has been an active member of the National Federation of Music Clubs for many years, serving as president of the Woodbridge Music Club for 6 years and District II Director in the Virginia Federation of Music Clubs for 8 years. She was elected President of the Virginia Federation in 2017 and is currently serving her second term in that capacity. Additionally, she maintains a private studio in her home in Manassas, Virginia and focuses on more advanced pre-college age students.
Dr. Brady earned her Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees in Piano Performance from Youngstown State University where she studied with Robert Hopkins. She completed a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from Michigan State University where she studied with Artist in Residence and world-renowned concert artist, Ralph Votapek. Dr. Brady is married to COL (Retired) Paul Brady, and they have four grown children and twelve grandchildren. They enjoy their family, travel, and performing piano duet music together.