Elliot Zirlin


Elliot Zirlin is a native of Boston, Mass., and has a long career in teaching and performing. He is a versatile pianist who plays classical, jazz, pop in all periods and styles. He has been performing as a soloist at the piano since age 5 and has played with several orchestras including the New England Conservatory Orchestra, The Dallas Civic Symphony and the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra. He has performed at many prestigious restaurants, country clubs, conventions and social events throughout the USA.

He has accompanied many instrumentalists at Oberlin, SMU and in the New York City area. He was the personal accompanist for the renown baritone Michael Frazier in Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio.

He has taught music and conducted choirs in public schools in New York, Ohio, and Dallas Texas. He has been a church choir director of several churches in various churches and has taught piano keyboard classes for the Dallas Independent School District.

Mr. Zirlin was the keyboardist, vocalist, harmonica and guitar & bass player for the 1960s vocal pop group The Magnetics in the Boston area. He was a graduate assistant to Dr. David Swanzy at SMU and studied with Dr. David Karp where he at SMU where he won the SMU Piano Concerto competition playing the Liszt Hungarian Fantasy. He was also awarded the Von Mickwitz prize for outstanding pianist.

Mr. Zirlin has taught piano to students of all ages and levels, from beginners to advanced. He is a member of PHI Kappa Lambda National Music honor society.