Elisa Alfonso

Elisa A.

Tallahassee, FL
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Lesson Details

Flute

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! 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.
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About

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Elisa delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2012

Hi, there! My name is Elisa Alfonso 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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Experience

Tutor
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
Various

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

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.

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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.

Education

MM Ethnomusicology
Aug 2017 - Present
Florida State University
BM Music Performance (Flute), BA Hispanic Studies
Aug 2012 - Dec 2016
East Carolina University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Graduate Assistantship
Aug 2017
Florida State University
Krebbs World Music Scholarship
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
Beyond the Masterclass

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15 Reviews

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purush Mar 3, 2018
Flute · Online

M. Dec 30, 2017
Flute · Online

My daughter is very shy and was very nervous but Elisa did a great job with her. Thank you!

Vladimir Sep 21, 2017
Writing · Online

My son said "she is good and nice"!

Noah Aug 7, 2017
Flute · Online

Elisa is great! My son really enjoys his lessons and she is very encouraging.

Magnolia K. Aug 2, 2017
Flute · Online

My daughter gets so excited for her Lessons! She is having fun and learning.

Michael Jul 27, 2017
Spanish · Online

Very welcoming and effective first class!

David S. Jul 24, 2017
Flute · Online

Theresa B. Jul 24, 2017
Spanish · Online

Lina Jul 18, 2017
Flute · In home

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.

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Lavleen J. Jul 14, 2017
Flute · Online

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.

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Donna D. Jul 13, 2017
Spanish · Online

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......

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Sarah H. Jun 30, 2017
Spanish · Online

Very nice!! She made me feel very comfortable ! I recommend her 100%!! :))

Lavleen J. Jun 28, 2017
Flute · Online

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.

Lavleen J. Jun 28, 2017
Flute · Online

Rachel K. Apr 25, 2017
Flute · Online

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!

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