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  • Cathie Ruppi
    Cathie Ruppi Englewood, NJ
    These online teachings are a treasure, Elisa. How kind and inspired you are to share them with us, mean while keeping us light and happily singing in harmony. I am so deeply touched and transformed.

    These online teachings are a treasure, Elisa.
    How kind and inspired you are to share them with us, mean while keeping us light and happily singing in harmony.
    I am so deeply touched and transformed.

  • Barbara Richardson
    Barbara Richardson Tuscon AZ
    Elisa is an amazing leader. So gentle, so encouraging, so easy to follow. I appreciated her inclusion of strengthening exercises, tips, and the spiritual component. I have a hard time holding harmony, but strive to do so more naturally and consistently. I enjoyed the opportunity to improvise and found it easier with a strong bass line. Overall, the online Freeing Your Voice class was a delight!

    Elisa is an amazing leader. So gentle, so encouraging, so easy to follow. I appreciated her inclusion of strengthening exercises, tips, and the spiritual component. I have a hard time holding harmony, but strive to do so more naturally and consistently. I enjoyed the opportunity to improvise and found it easier with a strong bass line. Overall, the online Freeing Your Voice class was a delight!

  • Jeanne McCarthy
    Jeanne McCarthy PA
    The "Freeing Your Voice" online class series gave me an expanded perspective on how my voice and my emotions can blend together. So much of the singing was pulling on my vocal strings at first. Over time, I realized how to "feel higher" into my vocal expansion, and then it became easy to improve my range. All of the vocal health tips strengthened my voice and the length of time that I could hold the notes. That was such a delightful addition so that I actually felt comfortable recording a video this time. Each experience with freeing your voice happens at a time when a particular song or set of songs are more meaningful - this time was no exception - this joyful experience was even more enriching.

    The "Freeing Your Voice" online class series gave me an expanded perspective on how my voice and my emotions can blend together. So much of the singing was pulling on my vocal strings at first. Over time, I realized how to "feel higher" into my vocal expansion, and then it became easy to improve my range. All of the vocal health tips strengthened my voice and the length of time that I could hold the notes. That was such a delightful addition so that I actually felt comfortable recording a video this time. Each experience with freeing your voice happens at a time when a particular song or set of songs are more meaningful - this time was no exception - this joyful experience was even more enriching.

  • Barbara Schlesinger
    Barbara Schlesinger Queens NY
    I found Elisa Keeler's Online "Freeing Your Voice" class both rewarding and inspiring. Elisa possesses a natural empathy and warmth which made me feel extremely comfortable even though I am new to singing. She taught in a methodical manner which made learning the songs and warm-up exercises easy to follow. She always engaged the participants and was happy to respond to any questions or suggestions. All of us are going through a very dark time right now and this class was such a beautiful and welcome respite from these troubling times. Elisa is a talented songwriter and I was deeply moved by her songs (which emphasize social justice) that we learned in the class. I also had the chance to participate in a virtual choir singing one of Elisa's songs and that was a unique and fun experience. Finally, I was very impressed by the promptness of Elisa's replies to any emailed inquiries and questions I sent to her -- she is always very accessible. I would highly recommend the "Freeing Your Voice" classes to anyone who loves music and singing, whether you are a beginner or a more experienced individual. You will not be disappointed. I am looking forward to participating in more virtual classes with Elisa.

    I found Elisa Keeler's Online "Freeing Your Voice" class both rewarding and inspiring. Elisa possesses a natural empathy and warmth which made me feel extremely comfortable even though I am new to singing. She taught in a methodical manner which made learning the songs and warm-up exercises easy to follow. She always engaged the participants and was happy to respond to any questions or suggestions. All of us are going through a very dark time right now and this class was such a beautiful and welcome respite from these troubling times.

    Elisa is a talented songwriter and I was deeply moved by her songs (which emphasize social justice) that we learned in the class. I also had the chance to participate in a virtual choir singing one of Elisa's songs and that was
    a unique and fun experience.

    Finally, I was very impressed by the promptness of Elisa's replies to any emailed inquiries and questions I sent to her -- she is always very accessible.

    I would highly recommend the "Freeing Your Voice" classes to anyone who loves music and singing, whether you are a beginner or a more experienced individual. You will not be disappointed. I am looking forward to participating in more virtual classes with Elisa.

  • Valentina Roldan
    Valentina Roldan Ecquador
    Freeing Your Voice will change you forever! There is nothing like discovering your voice, and it will positively affect every area of your life. It empowered me to bring my own perspective and own my truth in so many more ways than just singing. I was one of those that barely dared to sing in the shower, but Elisa helps you get out of your own head and into your body so that you can truly explore your voice from within and listen to yourself. During the workshop, I would come out feeling so vibrant, even during the hardships of gray and dark winters. And after the workshop, I felt more energy, and just comfortable by being playful with my voice and even exploring with instruments and music just for fun. I've taken more than one class with Elisa, and it just gets better and greater. I come out of her class more inspired, grounded, aligned, and alive. I totally recommend you exploring world music through her wonderful workshops.

    Freeing Your Voice will change you forever! There is nothing like discovering your voice, and it will positively affect every area of your life. It empowered me to bring my own perspective and own my truth in so many more ways than just singing. I was one of those that barely dared to sing in the shower, but Elisa helps you get out of your own head and into your body so that you can truly explore your voice from within and listen to yourself. During the workshop, I would come out feeling so vibrant, even during the hardships of gray and dark winters. And after the workshop, I felt more energy, and just comfortable by being playful with my voice and even exploring with instruments and music just for fun. I've taken more than one class with Elisa, and it just gets better and greater. I come out of her class more inspired, grounded, aligned, and alive. I totally recommend you exploring world music through her wonderful workshops.

  • Nina Hatton
    Nina Hatton Tallahassee, Florida
    "I attended a Zoom workshop given by Elisa S. Keeler for Threshold Choir International members in October 2020, and then attended her online singalong workshop open to all singers, which was just wonderful. Her energy is powerful, radiant, and positive, and I've hardly ever met someone with so much enthusiasm. Her music is absolutely beautiful and just what we need right now. Also, she's such a good teacher of songs! I am a member of the Tallahassee Area Threshold Singers (currently rehearsing via Zoom) and have been singing for 20+ years with someone who has composed songs in the official Threshold Choir Repertoire."

    "I attended a Zoom workshop given by Elisa S. Keeler for Threshold Choir International members in October 2020, and then attended her online singalong workshop open to all singers, which was just wonderful. Her energy is powerful, radiant, and positive, and I've hardly ever met someone with so much enthusiasm. Her music is absolutely beautiful and just what we need right now. Also, she's such a good teacher of songs! I am a member of the Tallahassee Area Threshold Singers (currently rehearsing via Zoom) and have been singing for 20+ years with someone who has composed songs in the official Threshold Choir Repertoire."

  • Hank Roberts - Award Winning Cellist, Composer & Vocalist
    Hank Roberts - Award Winning Cellist, Composer & Vocalist Ithaca NY
    Vocal lessons with Elisa are always inspiring. She has worked with me to create an effective approach for my specific vocal upkeep and improvements. I use the warm-up exercises that she gave to me to monitor how my voice is developing, and as a way to maintain, extend and create flexibility moving between vocal ranges, and to maintain a focus on healthy breath support and the mechanics of singing. I have used these tools over the past 5 years to great effect, keeping my voice in shape and ready to perform. Her knowledge of the mechanics of the voice and how it manifests itself vibrationally in the body (as a singing vessel) has been extremely beneficial in my becoming aware of specific areas of vibrational phenomena that are unfolding when I sing, and how I can use them to my advantage tonally and musically to sing more efficiently, effortlessly and joyously. Her fantastic vocal skills, musicianship, and sense of humanity and kindness all help to create a comfortable and inspiring context for learning. Students are drawn to her love of teaching, sharing and performing.

    Vocal lessons with Elisa are always inspiring. She has worked with me to create an effective approach for my specific vocal upkeep and improvements.

    I use the warm-up exercises that she gave to me to monitor how my voice is developing, and as a way to maintain, extend and create flexibility moving between vocal ranges, and to maintain a focus on healthy breath support and the mechanics of singing. I have used these tools over the past 5 years to great effect, keeping my voice in shape and ready to perform.

    Her knowledge of the mechanics of the voice and how it manifests itself vibrationally in the body (as a singing vessel) has been extremely beneficial in my becoming aware of specific areas of vibrational phenomena that are unfolding when I sing, and how I can use them to my advantage tonally and musically to sing more efficiently, effortlessly and joyously.

    Her fantastic vocal skills, musicianship, and sense of humanity and kindness all help to create a comfortable and inspiring context for learning. Students are drawn to her love of teaching, sharing and performing.

  • Amy Davis
    Amy Davis Ithaca, N.Y.
    Working with Elisa has immeasurably enriched my life both musically and spiritually. I've taken private voice lessons for years as well as many group Joy of Singing classes that never fail to be completely engaging and uplifting. She's taught me all the techniques and exercises necessary for improving vocal strength, tonal quality, and emotional expression as well as giving me extremely helpful feedback on interpreting specific songs I'm working on. I will always be grateful for the comfort, guidance, and relief I've received from her when I've been held back by fears and self-doubt. It is largely because of her support and encouragement that I am now performing with two bands. There are people who I think of as sparkling stars that emanate warmth and shed a loving light into the darkness. For me, Elisa is one of these.

    Working with Elisa has immeasurably enriched my life both musically and spiritually. I've taken private voice lessons for years as well as many group Joy of Singing classes that never fail to be completely engaging and uplifting. She's taught me all the techniques and exercises necessary for improving vocal strength, tonal quality, and emotional expression as well as giving me extremely helpful feedback on interpreting specific songs I'm working on. I will always be grateful for the comfort, guidance, and relief I've received from her when I've been held back by fears and self-doubt. It is largely because of her support and encouragement that I am now performing with two bands. There are people who I think of as sparkling stars that emanate warmth and shed a loving light into the darkness. For me, Elisa is one of these.

  • Joanna Mleczko
    Joanna Mleczko Ithaca, NY
    I am a graduate student and have been taking private lessons with Elisa since August last year. Singing helps me balance my stressful work and Elisa does an awesome job guiding me in this! She is incredibly sensitive in helping me dealing with my performance related insecurities and really got the best out of all of us in our recent recital.

    I am a graduate student and have been taking private lessons with Elisa since August last year. Singing helps me balance my stressful work and Elisa does an awesome job guiding me in this! She is incredibly sensitive in helping me dealing with my performance related insecurities and really got the best out of all of us in our recent recital.

  • Henrike Burton
    Henrike Burton Ithaca, NY
    Singing with Elisa in whatever form, private or group lessons, has been such a source of joy for me. I often come tired from my demanding work to our singing sessions and feel each time a complete shift in my energy. Elisa’s ways of teaching are so much more than just teaching. She shares her inner joy and light so generously with all of us, and this is so contagious. Plus, she models 'teaching' so well. I am grateful to have an opportunity to be part of this wonderful musical and group experience.

    Singing with Elisa in whatever form, private or group lessons, has been such a source of joy for me. I often come tired from my demanding work to our singing sessions and feel each time a complete shift in my energy. Elisa’s ways of teaching are so much more than just teaching. She shares her inner joy and light so generously with all of us, and this is so contagious. Plus, she models 'teaching' so well. I am grateful to have an opportunity to be part of this wonderful musical and group experience.