Elissa and I spent a short time together on my piano studies due to my overwhelming work schedule. We worked on reading upper clef vs. lower clef music on the staff and helping me to become a more ‘balanced’ player. She stressed the importance of nuanced playing that includes dynamics, expression, texture and form instead of just playing a bunch of ‘black dots’ on the page. Elissa teaches adult students with humor, patience and a sense of partnership toward a mutually satisfying musical experience. I highly recommend Elissa as a music teacher for a broad range of people, children through adults.
Sam K., Attorney
Elisa Weizman uses a unique blend of humor and encouragement to make studying the piano as an adult very appealing. She uncovers the skills that the student uses in professional life and extrapolates them to the piano. Music theory that was meaningless as a child seems perfectly logical because of Elisa’s ability to connect the theory to the compositions. She is happy to have the student suggest a style or piece of music explore and has a broad knowledge base from which to draw. Elisa’s positive focus encourages the adult student to persevere and makes practice feel like an escape from responsibilities rather than an another item on the to do list.
Dr. Heather I.