Elisabeth E. Moore
Elisabeth is a music educator from the US who has recently relocated to Wellington. Elisabeth spent five and half years teaching choral music, theory, history, and music technology in schools in the US and Istanbul and is looking forward to developing her teaching career here in Wellington. She has a devotion for teaching students’ proper vocal technique while also maintaining the joy and passion that can come from making music with others.
A graduate of VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, IL, Elisabeth has experience teaching and performing in various groups including vocal
ensembles, orchestral ensembles and band ensembles. She has also had experience performing and directing musicals at the Cotuit Center for the Arts and at the primary and secondary school level. She has been in many bands over the years singing funk, popular, rock, and ska styles. A devoted choral musician, Elisabeth has a true passion and love for choral singing; she has had many successful a cappella ensembles over the course of her career as a music teacher. Although she is new to Wellington, she looks forward to making musical connections here and exploring performing in the city.
Originally trained in Musical Theater vocal performance, Elisabeth believes it is important for vocal students to be exposed to various styles to help build their understanding or vocal technique. She has experience teaching private lessons with classical technique, musical theater technique, and popular music technique but is open and willing to explore others depending on her students’ interests. Elisabeth also feels that it is important for vocalists to learn how to express their emotions through the voice and using proper technique to do so; it is important that her students are open to learning more styles while also exploring what they personally love.
As well as being trained in vocal technique, Elisabeth has a true joy for playing the piano and ukulele and would be willing to teach these to anyone willing to try. As a vocalist, she has realized how beneficial learning an instrument can be to accompany yourself and she would be willing to incorporate playing an instrument to accompany oneself to help the vocalist explore their independence as a musician.