Elise Walters
North Hollywood, CA
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Elise Walters

Elise W.

North Hollywood, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Elise strives to provide students with the foundation and knowledge to explore every nuance of their own artistic journey. Artists should be nurtured to be educated and well rounded in order to form refined opinions about the crafts they choose to pursue and study. Elise develops, elevates and hones in on the student’s natural ability and talents in order to create a confident individual ready to conquer the endeavors needed to become a successful vocalist, pianist, actor or dancer.

About Elise W.

Elise is a singer, pianist, dancer, and actor based in Los Angeles. Originally from Buffalo, Elise moved to New York City to pursue her dreams in performing and found a passion for inspiring the next generation of artists. Beginning dance and piano lessons at age 5, Elise was constantly surrounded by music and art. She recently relocated to Los Angeles in October 2020 and has been teaching online music to her students remotely since the fall.

Elise has experience teaching private lessons and in group settings. As a seasoned choreographer she has been asked to develop staged performances for a cappella groups, choirs, and musical theater productions. She has a solid piano foundation and can successfully teach voice and piano in the genres of rock, pop, musical theater, and opera. She had the pleasure of performing with the Yonkers Philharmonic in the summer of 2018 under the baton of Tong Chen in a series of Pops and Classical Concerts. She has experience managing youth orchestras in the greater New York area and understands the demands of children in modern days and the need for inspirational teachers.

Elise made her international musical theater debut as Ermengarde in Hello Dolly with the Mittelsächsisches Theater in Freiberg, Germany. She was cast as a soloist and ensemble member in Leonard Bernstein’s Mass under the baton of the late Maestro Maurice Peress, who was at the helm of the musical’s premiere performance in 1971 at the Kennedy Center.

Elise graduated from the Aaron Copland School of Music and is excited to find new students to energize and mentor on their own musical journey!

Elise loves animals and ice cream. You can find her frequenting many performances and museums in the.She is the proud oldest of four musical kids and loves her siblings very much. She attributes many of her natural music teaching skills to those early years of helping her siblings on their own musical journey.


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Elise is an excellent all-around musician, with a strong stage presence, engaging demeanor, and warm personality. She is extremely hard working and focused, matched with a welcoming sense of humor and fun. I have worked with her in various settings over the years and it has always been a pleasure. Her ear training and keyboard skills are exemplary, and she is an exceptional communicator. I've also had the pleasure to see her perform in productions ranging from Mozart's "Così fan tutte" to Bernstein's "Mass," and she has always shone. I recommend Elise highly.

Posted Jul 19, 2021

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