Tuition

Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inner places of the soul – Plato

Hi! I’m Elise and I am a music teacher specialising in singing lessons, flute tuition as well as voice coaching.

I am based in Canberra and offer online music lessons as well as in-person classes.

NOTICE:

Due to the COVID-19 situation, I have transitioned to online lessons.

In-person lessons may be available in future.

Singing tuition

I will guide you on how to learn that new song or improvise, harmonise and learn new techniques, refine your vocals and to generally have fun with your voice.  

The preferable age for tuition is from 11 upward.

My vocal exercises and technique can be applied to all genres or types of music. I have guided singers in rock bands and those seeking auditions in musical theatre.

I love to help people find their voice through expression, tone and breath.

Yes, I believe that anyone can sing with the right technique, feeling/belief and dedication!

Voice coaching

Have you ever felt that your voice is not your true voice? And when you speak, you don’t feel heard?

Do you want to like the sound of your own voice? Would you like to feel more confident when you speak?

As an experienced vocal coach, I can assist you with your everyday speech patterns, including building tone colour and confidence.

Apart from helping you with your speech, singing exercises and play-acting can help you access the creative side of your brain. After childhood, we tend to let this playful side of ourselves go and the right side of the brain lies dormant, waiting for us to let go of all constraints.

So come and explore your voice; be creative and courageous!

Flute tuition

I teach beginner to advanced flute to children and adults. For children, the recommended age is from 10 upward.

I have been teaching flute for over 30 years. I particularly enjoy seeing children and adults have fun with playing.

Although practice is important with any instrument, I believe practice outside lessons will become a natural progression for those who enjoy their instruments.

We need people who memorize all their exercises so that they can play scales with some sort of charm and virtuosity, later transferring this inner meaning to the music they are playing“- Sir James Galway (legendary flautist).

Rates

Individual lessons

Undecided? Book a lesson first to see what suits you.

  • 30-minute – $45
  • 45-minute – $65
  • 1-hour – $80

Packages

Book ahead and save.

  • 5 x 1-hour lessons – $375
  • 10 x 30-minute lessons – $400
  • 10 x 45-minute lessons – $600

Terms

  • Should you wish to reschedule a lesson, make-up lessons are available. It is preferable you notify me at least 24 hours beforehand.
  • Prices may be subject to change without notice.

I started my first lesson with Elise about four years ago. I was a complete novice with no experience in singing or music tuition. I had always wanted to learn to sing and had been actively discouraged as a child, some forty years ago. I have limited musical memory and a problem with rhythm. This has not deterred Elise working on my strengths and improving the quality of my singing.

Elise has actively encouraged me over the last four years to keep going, giving me the confidence to join a community choir and enjoy discovering my voice. Elise has helped me realise a dream of mine.

Her teaching style with me is relaxed, encouraging and based on a wealth of experience and talent.

A. Moore

2019

I had always enjoyed singing and Elise taught breathing and sound production techniques that took my singing to a different level.

Now I love singing and she provided me a whole new repertoire of gorgeous songs.

Glenis

2020

I’ve always loved singing and musical theatre but was never able to pursue it because I found learning theory too challenging for me.

Elise is encouraging, fun and taught me how to use my voice in terms I understood. I love being able to choose the songs I get to sing with her each week.

Elise helped me to gain confidence in my performance ability and get a part in my school’s musical.

Gem Barclay

2020