Elisa Alfonso
Austin, TX
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Elisa Alfonso

Elisa A.

Austin, TX
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have had many different students of all experience levels, and we will work together to identify and achieve your personal goals as a flutist and musician! All lessons are constructed to be engaging, interactive, comfortable, and fun! I understand that people learn differently, and I often utilize a variety of different activities or games to understand different mechanisms for flute playing. I focus on developing sound through the identification, manipulation, and collaboration of embouchure and diaphragmatic support; developing musicality in phrasing through the relation of singing and playing the flute, and focus on correct and hand and body position to prevent injury and to facilitate all aspects of playing the flute.

About Elisa A.

Hi, there! My name is Elisa and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have loved helping my students learn and/or improve their flute playing and improve their general understanding of music. I also really love helping students learn to articulate their ideas on paper! I went to East Carolina University and earned my BM in Music Performance and a BA in Hispanic Studies in 2016. I strive to make lessons both a fun and productive experience for students, and will use the educational goals that the student identifies to structure custom lesson plans for that student. I strongly believe in explaining the reasoning behind activities so students understand the goals that they are working towards in our lessons, and I am passionate about helping my students succeed. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!


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26 Reviews
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Elisa is an awesome teacher. She is very fun and provides customized learning. Highly recommend taking classes with her!

Posted Sep 25, 2020
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Posted Sep 8, 2020
Rosie F.
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Posted Feb 21, 2020
Kathleen N Charlot

Very customized to my needs

Posted Oct 11, 2019
Bethan Barsic
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Posted Sep 24, 2019
Sharon B.
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Great teacher!!

Posted Aug 22, 2019
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Elisa is a great teacher. My son really enjoys his lessons with her. He has only had two classes so far but, he keeps telling me he is learning a lot from her. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn to play the flute.

Posted Jul 4, 2019
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Great first lesson good knowledgeable teacher

Posted Jul 3, 2019
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My son enjoyed it very much. He seemed to have rwcieved very good tips on his pontuations.

Posted Nov 12, 2018
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Posted Nov 9, 2018
Caren Smith
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She is really nice and she was VERY helpful! I can't wait for my next lesson:)

Posted Jul 17, 2018
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Posted Mar 3, 2018
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My daughter is very shy and was very nervous but Elisa did a great job with her. Thank you!

Posted Dec 30, 2017
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My son said "she is good and nice"!

Posted Sep 21, 2017
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Elisa is great! My son really enjoys his lessons and she is very encouraging.

Posted Aug 7, 2017
Magnolia K.
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My daughter gets so excited for her Lessons! She is having fun and learning.

Posted Aug 2, 2017
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Very welcoming and effective first class!

Posted Jul 27, 2017
David S.
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Posted Jul 24, 2017
Theresa B.
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Posted Jul 24, 2017
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We have had Elisa now for 2 lessons so far. My daughter was really nervous the first day, but Elisa was enthusiastic and encouraging. The process of learning a new student in such a short amount of time and finding ways to connect can be challenging. Elisa's expertise and love of teaching really helped bring Olivia out of her shell. We saw vast improvements just in these two 60 minute sessions. The customized lesson plan and assignment was a great idea. Olivia is eager to tell others about her lessons and what she's learned with Elisa. Thanks so much for all you do. What a great instructor.

Posted Jul 18, 2017
Lavleen J.
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Elisa is undoubetdly the best Flute teacher ever.. She understands all my concerns as a student and helps me overcome them. I love the flow in which my classes are going, she lets me take my time to learn every single note. And, I guess I am improving in each class, all credits to Elisa.
Thank you.

Posted Jul 14, 2017
Donna D.
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This was my first time doing this I was nervous and worried I wouldnt understand Elisa made me feel so comfortable and relaxed and made everything where I could understand and get it... She is so amazing I actually feel like I am learning I recommend her to anybody that has to start from scratch shes the best......

Posted Jul 13, 2017
Sarah H.
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Very nice!! She made me feel very comfortable ! I recommend her 100%!! :))

Posted Jun 30, 2017
Lavleen J.
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Loved the way Elisa teaches. Being a beginner, I might have been slower in picking up but she helped me with the basics and the notes at the pace I was comfortable with. Thanks.

Posted Jun 28, 2017
Lavleen J.
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Posted Jun 28, 2017
Rachel K.
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I could tell that Elisa has experience with teaching and is very knowledgeable about the flute and technique. She is also fun! I'm looking forward to our next lesson!

Posted Apr 25, 2017

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Feb 2018 - Present

Florida State University

I am an academic tutor for the athletics department at Florida State University. I am currently tutoring undergraduate athletes in Music Literature, World Geography, and probability statistics.

Graduate Assistant
Aug 2017 - Present

Florida State University

I grade and give feedback on the work of students in the undergraduate world music courses. I also teach in the event that the main professor needs a substitute.

Feelance Flutist
Dec 2014 - Present


I play gigs whenever I can, prominently as part of chamber orchestras in churches, at weddings, and I have even subbed on piccolo for the Tar River Symphony Orchestra.

Teaching Artist/ Program Assistant
Feb 2017 - Aug 2017


Kidznotes is a non-profit organization that provides a free and accessible after-school music program for kids who would otherwise not be able to afford instruments or lessons. I was a choral teacher for one of the Kindergarten classes, and a Program Assistant for the Durham branch.

Research Assistant
Jun 2015 - Jul 2015

Topographical Analysis Lab at East Carolina University

I worked in the geography lab over the summer, reviewing 3D scans of sites, processing and cleaning data points to create GIS maps.


MM Ethnomusicology
Aug 2017 - May 2019

Florida State University

BM Music Performance (Flute), BA Hispanic Studies
Aug 2012 - Dec 2016

East Carolina University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Graduate Mentor Fellowship
Apr 2019

University of Texas at Austin

Krebbs World Music Scholarship
Aug 2017

Florida State University

Graduate Assistantship
Aug 2017

Florida State University

ODK Service Member of the Year
May 2016

East Carolina University chapter of ODK

Division VII First place soloist
Nov 2015

Raleigh Area Flute Association

Masterclasses with Jim Walker and Sarah Jackson
Jun 2015

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