Elise Mark

Elise M.

Philadelphia, PA
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I am a professional, classically trained soprano with a love for theater and the arts! In addition to being a performer, I also love teaching music lessons. My private vocal studio includes a range of students from young children to adults, who vary in musical aspirations and sing in many different styles, including opera, art song, jazz, blues, pop, and musical theater. My students have gone on to sing on Broadway, pursue music and theater degrees, compete and win competitions. I have extensive training and knowledge of proper vocal use, as well as a passion for teaching my students self expression through music. My students are given every opportunity to become well-rounded, performing musicians, and my goal is to give students the tools to become life long, passionate musicians themselves!

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  • Background Checked
  • Speaks Italian
  • Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance, Education minor from University of Florida

Reviews (15)

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Shelly K. May 3, 2019
Singing · Online

Dana Feb 19, 2019
Broadway Singing · Online

yay

Isabella M. Jan 23, 2019
Piano · In home

Elise is wonderful! she cares about her students and is a patient and kind teacher. Elise shares her enthusiasm for music with my daughters and they really enjoy her teaching style.

Anna H. Jan 3, 2019
Singing · In studio

Elise is really amazing,I loved her from the first day,she is very knowledgeable,she knows what she is doing,if you are preaparing for audition or something else,I am pretty sure she can guide you perfectly❤️❤️

Sophia M. Dec 13, 2018
Piano · In home

Elise is lovely. Elise is a wonderful teacher and enjoys sharing her love of music. Elise is a perfect fit for my 11 yr old daughter who loves her teaching style- highly recommend Elise!

Arden Oct 30, 2018
Broadway Singing · Online

After reviewing instructor profiles, we rolled the dice (trusted our gut), and selected Elise to give private instruction to our 10-year-old daughter. I am so glad we took the risk! Elise is kind, patient, and encouraging, yet structured, prepared, and skilled. Our daughter was struggling with confidence and attempting to imitate other singers, rather than learning basic techniques to bring out the best quality of her voice. Time with Elise has been worth the investment as our daughter is maturing in her attitude and diligence about practicing. I would highly recommend Elise as an instructor for any age.

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Gary F. Sep 21, 2018
Singing · Online

Elise is warm, accommodating, and obviously very accomplished. It's really fun working with her.

Charles S. Sep 11, 2018
Singing · Online

Stoked to work with Elise, funny, energetic and flat out awesome.

Olivia L. Apr 22, 2018
Singing · In home

Elise is terrific. Our daughter loves her lessons and we will continue with Elise. Highly recommended.

Austyn Sep 19, 2017
Classical Voice · In studio

Elise is an incredible voice coach! She listens close to your vocal needs and helps you achieve the vocal aspirations. I worked with Elise for a little more than nine months and my range, tone, and technique improved so much. By far best vocal coach I've ever had.

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Andrea Sep 16, 2017
Singing · In studio

Elise is an incredible teacher, with real attention to detail and experience working with many different levels. She is patient, kind, and comfortable to be around (with a great voice!). I would recommend her to anyone.

Dylan Sep 14, 2017
Singing · Online

Elise is an extremely talented, classically trained singer. She was very patient with me as a beginner and has improved my singing dramatically so far. I will definitely continue taking lessons with Elise.

emily Sep 14, 2017
Singing · Online

elise is such a great teacher! she is so patient with me and she really knows her stuff!! i can definitely tell that i'm improving and she makes it really fun, too!!

Connie Sep 14, 2017
Singing · In home

I have been taught in home and on line when on vacation. I find Elise to understand my needs and customizes her teachings accordingly. She is flexible with her time and always willing to accommodate me.

Katherine B. Sep 12, 2017
Singing · Online

I love my lessons with Elise! I did not know much about the voice prior to taking lessons, and Elise helped me grow my knowledge and confidence in my singing. She also helped me pick out songs to sing that fit my voice and style perfectly. I look forward to many more lessons in the future!

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Lesson Details

Singing

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

I am an active professional singer with nine years of teaching experience. My students include a range of levels and ages who vary in musical aspirations and sing in many different styles, including opera, art song, jazz, blues, pop, and musical theater. My students have gone on to sing on Broadway, pursue music and theater degrees, compete and win competitions. Many of my students also study piano or guitar in order to increase musicianship and independence in study. Students are given every opportunity to become well-rounded, performing musicians when studying with me. I am a friendly, open-minded, enthusiastic musician who loves teaching others!

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Experience

Teaching Artist
Aug 2018 - Present

Opera Philadelphia

Teaching opera to students in grades K -12 at public, charter, private, and parochial schools to help prepare students to attend a live opera, working in diverse classroom settings, adapting to students’ needs while demonstrating excellent classroom management skills.

Voice Teacher
Sep 2014 - Sep 2017

Bloomsburg Preparatory School of Music

Voice teacher at Bloomsburg Preparatory School of Music, where I teach private lessons, music camps, and theory classes. Online and in person lessons are taught through BPSM.

Voice Teacher
Sep 2014 - Jun 2017

Zing Productions

Zing Productions is a non-profit music school and community theater company that I worked for in Central Pennsylvania. At Zing, I not only held private voice and piano lessons, but I also held vocal and performance workshops, music camps, open mics, and community recitals put on my students.

Music Director
Feb 2016 - May 2017

Danville Area High Scool

Music Director for Danville Area HS Spring Musicals in 2016 (High School Musical) and 2017 (James and the Giant Peach).

Children's Choir Director
Sep 2013 - May 2017

Grove Presbyterian Church

As the Children's Choir Director at Grove Presbyterian Church, I taught students from second to twelfth grade, rehearsing weekly and performing once a month and special holidays.

Music Teacher
Sep 2012 - Jun 2014

Sing and Discover Preschool Music Class

Sing and Discover is a Preschool general music class I taught at The Joshua Tree preschool in Philadelphia, PA.


Education

Master of Music, Vocal Performance
Aug 2012 - May 2014

Temple University

Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance, Education minor
Aug 2008 - May 2012

University of Florida


Languages

Italian

Limited Proficiency


Certifications

Certificate of Achievement
Mar 2013

Temple University

Debut Series Performance and Masterworks Festival Chorus at Alice Tully Hall Lincoln Center with Temple University Concert Choir.
Florida Teacher Certification
May 2012

FL Department of Education

FL Teacher certification in General Knowledge English Language/Mathematics/Reading/Essay, Professional Education, and Music K-12.
Modeling and Acting
Jul 2004

Barbizon Talent Agency

Modeling and Acting Certification from the Barbizon Talent Agency.

Awards

Semi Finalist
Apr 2019

Annapolis Opera

Arikka Gregory Scholar
Apr 2012

University of Florida


Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Sep 2018
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

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