Elisa Rodriguez Sadaba

Elisa R.

Brookline, MA

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

Teaching since:
May 2011

Spanish cellist, Elisa R. Sádaba is enjoying a multi-faceted career as both a performer and educator. Starting cello at the age of seven, Elisa’s formative years of studies were under the direction of Roman Jablonsky at the Conservatorio Profesional de Musica “Francisco Escudero,” where she obtained honorary diplomas in performance and musical language for ten consecutive years.
Ms. Sadaba is a prize winner in both Spain and abroad. She was selected to perform at the International Cello Competition “Luis Sigall” in Vina del Mar, Chile. In 2017, Elisa was awarded Grand Prize and Audience Prize at the Massachusetts- ASTA Masters Solo Competition in Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. Sadaba has been principal cellist in several orchestras including the Yale Philharmonia Orchestra, Round Top Music Festival Orchestra, the Krzysztof Penderecki Music Academy Orchestra, and in 2010 was soloist with the Intercentros Euskadi Orchestra (EIO) during their tour of Venezuela.
Elisa has collaborated with renowned artists including violinists Lynn Chang and Markus Placci, soprano Tony Arnold, violist Lila Brown, and cellists Rhonda Rider, Andrew Mark, and Scott Kluksdahl. She has participated in masterclasses with Tilmann Wick, Yvan Chiffoleau, Lluis Claret, Arto Noras, Asier Polo, Philippe Müller, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Gary Hoffman, Emilio Colón, Johannes Moser, Gustav Rivinius, and Thomas Landschoot. In addition to performing, Elisa enjoys teaching a small pre-college studio in Boston, MA, and is Rhonda Riders teaching assistant at the Boston conservatory.
Elisa holds a Bachelor of Music from The Boston Conservatory where she studied under the tutelage of Rhonda Rider, and a Certificate on Cello Performance and a Master’s degree from Yale School of Music where she was a student of Aldo Parisot on full scholarship.

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Cello Teacher
May 2011 - Present
Private lessons

I have been teaching privately since 2011 and I find great satisfaction on doing this.
My students are of all ages and levels.


Bachelor of Music, cello
Jan 2015 - May 2017
The Boston Conservatory
Master of Music, cello
Aug 2011 - Jun 2014
Yale School of Music
Certificate on Cello Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2014
Yale School of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Grand Prize and Audience Prize at the Massachusetts-ASTA Masters Solo Competition 2017
Mar 2017

Photos & Videos

Guest teacher at Masterclass with FOJI

Guest teacher at Masterclass with FOJI

At Sigall international cello competition

Guest teacher at masterclasses with FOJI

Photo by Elisa R.
Photo by Elisa R.
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3 Reviews

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Francisco Martínez Sep 19, 2017
Cello · In studio

Professor Elisa corrected the bow technique and solved an injury I had for years in the right arm.
Thanks to her I was able to play the concert of Haydn in C as soloist.
After having had the opportunity to be his student I have improved considerably and managed to expand my sonorous concept considerably.
She is very pedagogic and has a great patience to solve the personal problems that I had from a very empathetic and above all corporal.
Today I can say that to be about to leave the race for my injury I am competing prominently at the national level (Chile)

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Sara Sep 19, 2017
Cello · In studio

Elisa is wonderful! She has enormous amounts of energy that translate to her cello playing and teaching. She not only is a great teacher but also a very musical and technically capable cellist. As a college student she pushed me and also gave me the skills I needed to improve. Elisa is kind and thoughtful. She could beginners to advanced students with anything cello related.

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Paolo Bortolameolli Sep 19, 2017
Cello · In home

I've know Elisa for seven years when we met at Yale School of Music. She is very passionate about teaching and all her students have come along way since they started taking lessons with her. She really knows how to adjust to every student and to bring the best out of them. Her commitment to music is unique and her sensitivity and musicianship makes her an outstanding cellist and musician. I recommend her tremendously.

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