Awesome piano lessons for all ages - Located in wilmington, nc

Grace Note Music Studio

Miss Elaine is currently the pianist at Kure Beach First Baptist Church in Kure Beach, NC. She also accompanies gospel singer, Eddie Reynolds and assists in his music ministry performing music in various ministry settings.

​Check out Miss Elaine playing an old classic hymn on her 1918 Baldwin Grand.

the studio

My studio and our home is located off of Carolina Beach Road, just south of Myrtle Grove Road.  We are on a quiet, country road located away from the hustle and bustle of the city. My students learn on my 1918 Baldwin grand piano which is regularly tuned and maintained. The studio is clean, well organized, light and cheerful. We share our home with our two dogs, Dixie and Jada.  They are not allowed in the studio while I'm teaching so as not to distract the student and interrupt the lesson.

Piano lessons for all ages and levels

  • Note reading/identification
  • Theory
  • Technique
  • Rhythm
  • Chord building
  • Improvisation
  • Composition
  • Ear Training
  • Piano Performance

Meet the teacher, Mrs. Elaine Bovender

Miss Elaine (as her students call her) has had more than 40 years teaching and professional performing experience.


Miss Elaine began playing the piano at the age of three years old on a small, toy piano. After her parents discovered her gift of music, they saved up and purchased a piano and sent her to a marvelous teacher.  When she was an advanced student, her teacher allowed her to substitute teach for her on occasion and Miss Elaine knew that teaching was what she wanted to do.  After more study, she opened her own studio in 1978 while continuing her own education in music. While in college, she was honored to contribute written and recorded material for a collegiate level music appreciation text book written by her professor, Dr. Michael Naylor. Miss Elaine holds a BS in Music Ministry.  She regularly attends seminars and other teacher training events to keep her teaching skills sharp and up-to-date with the latest methods.  In being a mother of three grown daughters and grandmother six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, she relates very well to children.  She is a very patient teacher with a kind and loving spirit.