Hank Roberts - Award Winning Cellist, Composer & Vocalist
"Vocal lessons with Elisa are always inspiring. She has worked with me to create an effective approach for my vocal upkeep and improvements.
I use the warm-up exercises 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."
Singing client of 10 years:
"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 - Cornell University Graduate Student
"Singing help to balance my stressful work and Elisa does an awesome job guiding us in this! She is incredibly sensitive and well informed about performance related insecurities and really helped me to move beyond my barriers. Her instruction helped to bring out the best in me!"