Elise Neumann, born in Rostock, received her first cello lessons from the age of six. A few years later, she began guitar lessons with her mother Margit Neumann. Numerous awards at national and international competitions for guitar followed. Elise Neumann studied guitar with Franz Halász at the University of Music in Augsburg and obtained an arts degree with a distinction there. She then continued at the Nuremberg University of Music where she was awarded the master class diploma (Meisterklassendiplom). There she also took postgraduate studies in Early Music with Julian Behr. Furthermore, as a scholarship holder of the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD, she also received tuition from Professor Oscar Ghiglia in Italy. Apart from her artistic studies, she completed a Master of Music for instrumental teaching at the University of Music Lübeck.
Elise Neumann participated in numerous master classes, with Pavel Steidl, Fabio Zanon, Alex Garrobé, Carlo Marchione, Ricardo Gallén and Marcin Dylla amongst others, and courses on the performance practice of Early Music with Joachim Held, Hartwig Groth and Massimo Lonardi.
In 2008, she was the winner of the first prize "Premio Accademia Santoro-Award" of the competition Concorso Internazionale di Chitarra - Omaggio a Joaquín Rodrigo in Italy. In 2011, she won first prize at the International Agustín Barrios Guitar Competition in Nuoro, Italy.
Aside from concerts Elise Neumann has worked as a lecturer for guitar at Lübeck University of Music since 2013.