Elise teaches students from her studio in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC. She provides a disciplined yet nurturing lesson environment emphasizing strong technique, effective practice strategies, and high musical standards. Students in Elise’s studio serve in principal positions in area youth orchestras, perform well in auditions and competitions, and attend summer institutes such as Boston University's Tanglewood Institute and Meadowmount School of Music. For lesson inquires please use the Contact tab.
Elise was a member of the string faculty at Mary Baldwin University from 2009-2014, and has been a guest instructor at the University of Virginia, the University of Mary Washington, and the Montclair State University Preparatory Division. Locally, she has taught at the DC Youth Orchestra Program, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop's Summer String Fling, and the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra’s summer mentor program. Elise has served on adjudication panels for the James Madison University Concerto Competition, Wednesday Music Club Competitions, and the Virginia Music Teachers Association.
In 2012 Elise was awarded a Pedagogy Fellowship from the Heifetz International Music Institute where she received mentorship from world-renowned artists including Midori, Alexander Kerr, and Paul Kantor. Other pedagogy influences and teaching experiences include The Johns Hopkins Peabody Preparatory, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Pre-College Division of the Manhattan School of Music.