Debbie Jellif, a Manhasset music teacher, had always been surrounded by music. Her mother was a pianist and her two older sisters, being violinists, had inspired her to pick up the string instrument 52 years ago. In fact, there is not a time Jellif can remember when she didn’t know how to play the piano either.
But it wasn’t until March 2002 when the mother of four began giving lessons. Yet in a matter of six months, the small group of six pupils multiplied five times over, and by the fall, Jellif, who has a background in secondary education, was an instructor to 30 students. [Read more...]