Elli is a recording artist, published lyricist, certified music therapist and certified child life specialist based in Brooklyn. Her first publication, Hummingbird, a Lyric Book by Elli Espi, can be found online, and starts with a forward on the therapeutic use of writing songs. She is the great, great niece of Franz Gruber, the composer of "Silent Night". She composed her first original piano tune at age 3, prompting her mom to sign her up for lessons. She has been writing, performing, and recording ever since. Before graduating from Berklee College of Music as a voice principle with a degree in Music Therapy, Elli toured with several bands singing and dancing.
She is committed to using music and creativity to help inspire, promote self expression, increase confidence and creativity, strengthen life coping skills, and have fun!
Elli teaches songwriting on guitar, voice, piano, ukelele, and drums.