Eleni Yalanis, violin, cello, Sonido Musica Program Manager, began playing the violin at an early age under the direction of her father, violinist Tom Yalanis. She continued her studies at American University in Washington D.C., where she earned her B.A. in Music. Eleni has played with the Washington Symphony Orchestra and has taught music in the New York City and Washington, D.C. public school systems. She has most recently served on the violin faculty and as a teaching artist at the Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music.