Elizabeth has been playing music since she was old enough to reach, and bang on, the piano. As a composer, her focuses are electronics, microtonalities, and improvisation. She has performed in multiple bands throughout her life, in genres ranging from punk to banjo stomp to psychedelia. Her music has been performed throughout the New York area.
Elizabeth writes a blog about music at www.earnoize.com. She really should write in it more often.
When not playing music, teaching music, writing music or writing about music, Elizabeth enjoys art, movies and walking.
Elizabeth majored in music composition at Vassar College, and received her Masters in Music Theory and Composition from Montclair State University.
While at Vassar, she was awarded the ASCAP-Raymond Hubbell award for Young Composers. At Montclair State, she became a member of Phi Kappa Phi based on her academic achievements.
As a teacher, Elizabeth believes that every student learns in a unique fashion, and she tries to find the modality that works best for each. Fun and creativity should be a part of every lesson, and along with book learning, she encourages students to create music of their own.
For younger piano students: Bastien Piano Basics
For older students/adults: One of the Alfred Piano books
For guitar/bass/ukulele: This depends on the student. Some times no book is used, and we incorporate scales and chords with songs the student enjoys (this also applies to piano students).