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  • S.
    S. Ithaca NY
    "I'm loving this online series and each week I look forward to singing with you on Monday nights. You always uplift and inspire me!! I keep waking up with a phrase of one song or another of yours from class in my mind. Today it was, "there we'll find love and unity." Each morning I start the day with my practices of singing, yoga, strength training and prayers. And over the months I've incorporated several of your songs into my routine. Right now I'm singing, "I Release All" and "Light Chant," and just today I added "Sunlight Washin' Over Me." I'm so deeply grateful for your teaching!! Thank you!" - Singing Class Participant since 2005

    "I'm loving this online series and each week I look forward to singing with you on Monday nights. You always uplift and inspire me!!

    I keep waking up with a phrase of one song or another of yours from class in my mind. Today it was, "there we'll find love and unity." Each morning I start the day with my practices of singing, yoga, strength training and prayers. And over the months I've incorporated several of your songs into my routine. Right now I'm singing, "I Release All" and "Light Chant," and just today I added "Sunlight Washin' Over Me." I'm so deeply grateful for your teaching!! Thank you!" - Singing Class Participant since 2005

  • Jennifer Rubin
    Jennifer Rubin Tuscon AZ
    Elisa's online Freeing Your Voice classes and workshops are fabulous! In taking the 8-session Freeing Your Voice class series, my voice has become stronger, in spite of the fact that I have not often sung between classes. The classes are joyful and uplifting.

    Elisa's online Freeing Your Voice classes and workshops are fabulous! In taking the 8-session Freeing Your Voice class series, my voice has become stronger, in spite of the fact that I have not often sung between classes. The classes are joyful and uplifting.

  •  Mara Sapon-Shevin
    Mara Sapon-Shevin Syracuse NY
    I'm a professor of inclusive education at Syracuse University. I took an online Freeing Your Voice workshop with Elisa and I absolutely loved her energy. As someone who also leads workshops on similar topics, I am very observant of style and tone and pacing and energy. Elisa is awesome.

    I'm a professor of inclusive education at Syracuse University. I took an online Freeing Your Voice workshop with Elisa and I absolutely loved her energy. As someone who also leads workshops on similar topics, I am very observant of style and tone and pacing and energy. Elisa is awesome.

  • Marge Bennett
    Marge Bennett Tuscon AZ
    "Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals." - Martin Luther King, Jr. And I feel Elisa's work, through song, is as nonviolent and effective in healing as humanly possible! So, I thank you once again for your talents, time, classes and spirit!!

    "Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

    And I feel Elisa's work, through song, is as nonviolent and effective in healing as humanly possible! So, I thank you once again for your talents, time, classes and spirit!!

  • Claudette Scutari
    Claudette Scutari Glenridge NJ
    During the fall (of 2020), having lost both my church choir and community chorus (Oratorio Society of New Jersey) to the pandemic quarantine, I was elated to hear about Elisa's online classes. In those darkest days, her radiant smile and heartfelt songs lifted my spirit each week—a respite of sanity! Looking forward to another virtual choir performance, so rewarding especially in this time. Elisa's work is truly a ministry. Profound, healing and uplifting for many.

    During the fall (of 2020), having lost both my church choir and community chorus (Oratorio Society of New Jersey) to the pandemic quarantine, I was elated to hear about Elisa's online classes. In those darkest days, her radiant smile and heartfelt songs lifted my spirit each week—a respite of sanity! Looking forward to another virtual choir performance, so rewarding especially in this time. Elisa's work is truly a ministry. Profound, healing and uplifting for many.

  • Leslie Allen Adelson
    Leslie Allen Adelson Ithaca NY
    Thank you - Elisa - for all your wonderful gifts of creativity and sharing! I very much enjoyed my Freeing Your Voice online class series, especially perhaps learning about the exercises that offer a pathway to freedom. THANK YOU, THANK YOU for writing those songs! And for sharing your singing, teaching, and encouraging talents so generously with so many. I was so glad to be part of the class.

    Thank you - Elisa - for all your wonderful gifts of creativity and sharing! I very much enjoyed my Freeing Your Voice online class series, especially perhaps learning about the exercises that offer a pathway to freedom.

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU for writing those songs! And for sharing your singing, teaching, and encouraging talents so generously with so many. I was so glad to be part of the class.

  • Jan Meldrum
    Jan Meldrum Gloucester, ON - Canada
    Elisa's online sessions are awesome. I love her positive, warm and engaging leadership - always rejuvenating! I look forward to attending her retreats.

    Elisa's online sessions are awesome. I love her positive, warm and engaging leadership - always rejuvenating! I look forward to attending her retreats.

  • 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.