Originally from Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA, Elizabeth received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance concurrently with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Music in 1980 from the University of Washington in Seattle, and continued with graduate study in Piano Performance in 1983-5 at the University of Washington.




Elizabeth has taught classical piano since 1978 in private studios and community music schools in the USA, as well as in Norway, and most recently in Adelaide, Australia, where she has also taught Keyboard Musicianship at The University of Adelaide, Elder Conservatorium.



Elizabeth's expertise includes individual piano lessons, all ages and levels, master classes, preparation for recitals, exams, competitions and auditions, and workshops for teachers in how to unlock their students’ (or their own) musical creativity. She enjoys coaching chamber music at all levels. Keyboard Musicianship classes include practical skills in harmonisation, figured bass, improvisation in classical styles, variation techniques, modulation, transposition and score reading.

Professional associations and community activities

Elizabeth has been an active member of the local chapter of the Music Teachers National Association (USA). In 2000-2003 she was the founding President of the Board of the Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestra. Elizabeth has served on the board of the Bainbridge Community Piano Association, through which she organised an annual Young Composers’ Concert and a Chamber Music Festival for students in the region. 


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