Hi, I'm Elisha
I was born on January 3, 1990, in St. Louis, Missouri, and later grew up in western Washington State. I began my first serious music lessons in the form of violin instruction in 2004, later taking on the cello in 2006. I was home schooled through the tenth grade of high school before attending Tacoma Community College in 2009, earning both a high school diploma and an Associate of Arts and Science in Music by 2011. In 2015 I completed a double major in Music Cello Proficiency and Performance Studies from Pensacola Christian College. I finished my Masters in Music Education in May, 2018, also at Pensacola Christian College.
A great deal of my music instruction has centered on string instruments. Not only am I an accomplished cellist who can also play the violin, but I also have experience in playing the viola and bass. While working on my bachelor’s in music, I studied viola in the Jaffe Strings Method from Pensacola Christian College. After teaching at a music camp in Silverdale, WA, I was inspired to start practicing bass. Ever since I’ve performed bass in multiple orchestra, symphonic band, operas, and chamber ensembles while also attending Pensacola Christian College. While working on my master’s degree in music education, I was privileged to assist in teaching the Jaffe Strings Method where I provided individualized attention to students learning to play violin, viola, cello, and bass. Having assisted in the class for more than two years, I developed an ability to analyze student playing technique for all four string instruments.
My slogan is Engage Music, Encourage Lives, Embrace People. Music communicates messages of ideas, stories, and/or feelings. As a performer, it is my responsibility to be engaged with this message. Only then can I use the influential power of music to uniquely encourage the lives of my audience. The audience is the reason I perform, therefore I must embrace them both on and off the stage and value them through music selections and the practice of excellence. As a music teacher, I am the most direct influence my students will have towards engaging with the benefits of music education. While mastering my craft, I am ultimately a leader who works alongside the students, encouraging them to greater achievement. I embrace my students through a positive relationship that allows me to lead them in their musical development.
Outside of performing and teaching, I also write and arrange music. I have a variety of hymn arrangements available for both instrumental solos and ensembles. I look forward to arranging more contemporary and popular pieces, and also in developing my talent in composition. My current sheet music originals are available at my music publishing website, writersongmusic.com.
Outside of music performance, teaching, and writing, I’m also an author. I have a short story for sale called The Paelyon’s Creed, and am working on releasing a full novel as soon as possible. For more details on my original stories, check out my publishing website at scriptorcanti.com.
Whether you want music lessons or a cello performance, feel free to browse my website to see what I as a musician can offer you.
Elisha G. Rose