Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Germany, the eldest of three brothers. He took music lessons as a child, learning the violin, piano, organ and viola.
Für Elise was written in 1810, after Beethoven had already lost his hearing. To hear the music as he was composing, he would bite a rod attached to the soundboard of his piano, so he could feel the sound vibrations in his jaw.
Here is an arrangement of Für Elise for flute and piano. You can print it and bring it to your next lesson, if you would like to work on it!