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Ellen Schwindt
Ellen SchwindtPiano, Strings, and Children's Music
Ellen is a native of Salina, Kansas where she received a thorough musical education, beginning before age 5. An older sister was her first piano teacher, but she studied more formally from age 6 through 18, adding the violin from age 9. After a liberal arts education (including music) at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, she took a master’s degree in education. More recently she has pursued piano studies with Laura Kargul and violin studies with Jennifer Elowitch. This is her twenty-first year as a teacher, and for the last decade she has been at Mountain Top Music in Conway, New Hampshire, where she has been executive director, music director, and a piano and violin teacher. She has played in orchestras, accompanied a swing choir, and fiddled for hootenannies, contra-dance, and folk bands. While she dabbled in composing from about age 13, she began to compose more seriously in her late 30s, producing a Cantata, an Opera, an Oboe Concerto, and many smaller piano, chamber music, and orchestral works.


The green “CONCERT SCHEDULE AND RESERVATIONS” button on this page will take you to a schedule of concerts. There is no need to sign in to view the schedule, but when you click “Add to Cart” to reserve seats, you will be asked to sign in with a user ID and password. If you have bought a concert ticket in the last several years, that info was emailed to you on or around April 26, 2018. If you have misplaced your info, click on “Forgot” and enter the primary email for your household (the one that receives concert directions and/or invoices from Mt Top). That address will then receive an email with your credentials (you may have to check your spam).  You can also call our office between 10 and 5  Monday through Thursday and we will give you your information. If you are a new user (never registered for a lesson, purchased a concert ticket, or recently donated to Mountain Top), you must create an account in order to purchase a concert ticket. You will receive email confirmation of your payment.

A few hints:

  • The Firefox browser is not supported, and the system is not optimized for mobile devices, although it may work OK on tablets.
  • To see concerts in chronological order, select Sort By Start Date in the upper-right corner of the listing screen.
  • Ignore any references to selecting a “pay plan.”

IMPORTANT: When making a credit card payment, please the note the check box below. If left unchecked, your credit card will be securely saved in our system, and will replace any card we currently have on file.


Please indicate any seating or other special requests in the “optional comments” section of the payment form. If you would like to be seated with other guests, please provide their names and we will do our best to seat you together.