Eli graduated from the California Jazz Conservatory with a bachelor’s degree in jazz studies. Eli has been playing piano since 1996 and teaching it since 2009.
In addition to teaching Eli plays keyboards in a myriad of bands whose styles range from Afro-Latino fusion, to straight-ahead jazz, with some soul and R&B mixed in.
Eli loves to teach. Watching people learn is one of the most inspiring things in his life. Other things he enjoys are hearing his compositions come to life, and gardening.