Elise has been involved with Mini Maestros since she was a toddler! She attended her older brother’s Mini Maestros classes before becoming a Mini Maestros student herself.
Elise was born into a musical family. Her fondest early memories involve African and Irish artists, Peter Gabriel and Deep Forest, being played at family gatherings. Throughout school Elise played the violin, piano and flute, later focusing on composition and voice towards the end of high school. She had lead roles in school productions and performed in recitals as a lead vocalist.
Elise’s mother, Judy O’Neill, is the Mini Maestros Ringwood/ Vermont South franchisee and Elise grew up helping out at end of year concerts whenever she could.
Elise has 2 young sons and has taken them both to Mini Maestros classes. She also currently works as a session musician and sings for television commercials.