Ellie Lai is the daughter of Sara and Khai Lai.
She is a 7th grader at the Episcopal School of Knoxville. She started taking piano lessons when she was 5 with Ms. Sarah Boyd. She is currently a student of Ms. Fay Adams, associate professor of piano at the University of Tennessee.
She has participated in Federation, Knoxville Music Teachers Association and Tennessee Music Education Association competitions in the past 3 years. Ellie won 5th grade piano solo, and 5th and 6th grade piano ensemble in TMEA.
She also plays flute in ESK school band and takes flute lessons from Miss Stephanie Mann.