Elisa Gastaldon holds degrees in Piano, Organ and Composition for Organ, and Music Teaching from the C. Pollini Conservatory in Padova. She studied Choral Music and Choral Conducting at the A. Steffani Conservatory in Castelfranco Veneto, where she specialised in Choral Teaching. She is the resident organist at the Chiesa di San Giacomo in Montebelluna (Treviso). She developed her knowledge of choral teaching through participation in numerous training courses both in Italy and abroad, principally conducting boys’ and school choirs. She is a music teacher at a lower secondary school, where she also facilitates music training courses for teachers. Since 2017, she has collaborated with MIUR on behalf of INDIRE as an expert music teacher and described her experiences of planning for music teaching in primary and secondary schools as a presenter in the webinar series for Music Week 2020, which was organised by INDIRE. A composer of exercises for choral teaching, she is also the author of a variety of texts produced in collaboration with various Italian choral composers, including pieces for male, female, mixed, young and boys’ voices. Many of these pieces have been awarded prizes in both national and international composition competitions and have been included in collections of choral works and recorded by highly regarded labels.