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  • 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.

  • HM Staab
    HM Staab Ithaca, NY
    My experience in Elisa's Joy of Singing class has strengthened my voice and my confidence. I've been empowered both through Elisa's leadership, and the support and love of the other singers. The classes built ability, confidence, and understanding singing in stages that made it accessible to even someone without prior experience like me. I never felt put on the spot or discouraged, and at the same time I was constantly challenged and never bored. I'm very grateful for my experience with these classes - thanks to both Elisa and my singing buddies!

    My experience in Elisa's Joy of Singing class has strengthened my voice and my confidence. I've been empowered both through Elisa's leadership, and the support and love of the other singers. The classes built ability, confidence, and understanding singing in stages that made it accessible to even someone without prior experience like me. I never felt put on the spot or discouraged, and at the same time I was constantly challenged and never bored. I'm very grateful for my experience with these classes - thanks to both Elisa and my singing buddies!

  • Maggie Sawyer
    Maggie Sawyer Ithaca
    Elisa has never been less than incredibly supportive and inspiring. I have been taking private lessons with her for about four years now and have gained so much. Her love of music is encouraging, and Elisa and music have both helped me through a lot. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to know and work with her.

    Elisa has never been less than incredibly supportive and inspiring. I have been taking private lessons with her for about four years now and have gained so much. Her love of music is encouraging, and Elisa and music have both helped me through a lot. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to know and work with her.

  • Paula Winner
    Paula Winner Ithaca
    Tackling a very challenging Mozart aria for the first time at age 57 started out as an exercise in frustration. With Elisa's help and support, it became a joy. Her emotional support and encouragement was just as important as her technical expertise. Next up, Puccini!

    Tackling a very challenging Mozart aria for the first time at age 57 started out as an exercise in frustration. With Elisa's help and support, it became a joy. Her emotional support and encouragement was just as important as her technical expertise. Next up, Puccini!

  • Laura Robert
    Laura Robert Ithaca, NY
    I signed on to sing with Elisa's Joy of Group Singing because I had not sung in 35 years, after singing accapella all of my childhood into my mid 20's. I needed something in my life that was lighter than my work. I thought the journey would be simply "picking up the old toolbag", but in fact, its been much much more. I've relearned something I love, and recognized what I've lost over the years. Its a lot harder than I thought it would be, but it is always within a Joyful and supportive environment. Elisa provides the community for this to happen. Thank you!

    I signed on to sing with Elisa's Joy of Group Singing because I had not sung in 35 years, after singing accapella all of my childhood into my mid 20's. I needed something in my life that was lighter than my work. I thought the journey would be simply "picking up the old toolbag", but in fact, its been much much more. I've relearned something I love, and recognized what I've lost over the years. Its a lot harder than I thought it would be, but it is always within a Joyful and supportive environment. Elisa provides the community for this to happen. Thank you!