Everybody Can SingÂ® - and I can prove it!
Elissa is a founding member of The Salomone Trio, an acclaimed vocal ensemble, whose CD, "Sacred and Profane," was called "a beautifully performed album, one of the most conceptually original CDs in years" by Renaissance Magazine. Her talents are also featured on Michael Hughes's gospel CD, "Amazing Grace" and on the New York Philharmonic recording of John Adams' "Transmigration of Souls" (Nonesuch).
Trained in voice by Claire Alexander, Shirlee Emmons, Alan Seale, and Myron McPherson, she also studied vocal acoustics, vocal anatomy, repertoire, and vocal health at Teachers College. She has given recitals at the Boston Early Music Festival, St. Francis of Assisi's âMusic of the Spiritâ series, and in many churches, synagogues and branch libraries in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens, and spent two seasons with the New Amsterdam Theatre Company (the predecessor of the Encore! series), reviving vintage musicals.
In 1998, Elissa created the Everybody Can SingÂ® voice studio and workshops to help people who are afraid to sing. She has run workshops for the 92nd Street Y, Makor, the Rio Caliente Spa in Mexico, groups of Episcopal seminarians, and in various private settings. â[She is] a wonderful, patient, sensitive teacher, who made everyone feel more confident in their abilities,â wrote a workshop participant.
Everybody is born able to sing. Everybody has a good voice.Fears and tensions sometimes prevent us from being able to use our voices the way we want to. In my classes, we explore proper breathing, vocal technique, rhythm and harmony, diction, and singing with intent. You will increase your range and power, and you will free your voice.
24 hour notice required for cancellations, unless makeup lesson can be scheduled the same week.