Elyse Wilson Foote
"Although piano was my first and main instrument, at some point during my high school years I became interested in singing and song writing and actually attended Berklee as a vocal performance major. After graduating I worked and performed as a piano/vocalist in the Boston area for about seven years and continued writing and performing my own music with an original band. I eventually went on to study jazz piano and learn more about the American Popular Songbook and standards.My focus shifted in the early 90's when I began teaching piano in my private studio. In 1996, I started teaching Music and Movement classes at WCMS and a few years later became instrumental in developing their Group Keyboard program. I remember beginning those classes using a 66-key Roland electric keyboard – the studio now has five beautiful state-of-the-art Roland digital pianos!
My search for a creative pedagogy approach led me to the Graduate Program in Dalcroze Eurhythmics at the Longy School of Music where I have studied part-time for a number of years. More recently, I have begun teaching classes in Eurhythmics and Piano which combines many of the facets I really enjoy teaching. Having had some wonderfully inspiring teachers throughout my life, as a teacher now, I aspire to make a difference in the musical lives of my own students."
- Middlebury College
- Bachelor of Music - Vocal Performance, Berklee College of Music
- Dalcroze Eurhythmics Certificate Candidate, Longy School of Music