Elaine Managõ was born Elaine Freeman in Dublin, Ireland, where very early on her introduction to music was her Nana’s old piano. She started to play it when she was high enough to reach the keys, and hasn’t stopped playing since. Elaine started her formal music education some years after around the age of 11 where she studied piano for a number of years and took her exams at the Royal Irish Academy Of Music, in Dublin. This helped her to make the most of her natural ability and spontaneity; as her music teacher once said, ‘’she listens to her heart, and she pours out what she hears.”

 

However, all through the training she received, she realized very early on that an acute ability to play and write by ear, and a pure natural approach to her music was to lead her down the path which she would inevitably take in composition.

 

Having worked in different areas of music throughout the years, including broadcasting, teaching, and music therapy, Elaine recently decided to compose her own works for piano, completely by ear, based on the many experiences she has lived through.

 

Elaine doesn’t categorize her music by any particular genre or style as she is and always has been interested in all types, styles, sounds and beats. She loves all music, always, and she just sits down and plays. elainefreeman.com

 

 

 

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