Hi! I’m Elyse. I’m a labor and deliver nurse turned lawyer. I have practiced law for 30 years, but have found my passion in teaching Canasta for the past 8 years! I am a Certified Canasta Instructor and I have taught over 2000 people this exciting game! I am now the #1 Canasta Coach in the Country. Since 2020 I have perfected the art of teaching this game virtually.
Why do I teach?
I teach Canasta because I am passionate about the game. I have learned through the years that Canasta is not just a game of luck, but rather a game of strategy, with chance playing a small role in it. Once you understand the rules and strategize properly, winning becomes more frequent and deliberate.
Why should you take lessons from me?
What differentiates my lessons from other instructor’s lessons is that I teach strategy from Day 1, so that it becomes part of your playing from the start.
- We have lots of laughs while learning;
- I encourage yummy snacks and wine when learning!
- I make learning easy, fun and social and will try my hardest to set you up with like minded players when the class ends!
Come with a group of friends or come alone. You can also find me teaching at the 92nd St. Y in NYC, the JCC Manhattan, Hollywood Country Club, Miami in season, and various locations throughout NYC and NJ and anywhere USA via Zoom!
Please contact me if you’re interested in learning more.