Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
I welcome students of all ages and abilities, from beginner to advanced. My goal is to instill in every student a love and appreciation of music and piano, and to provide them with the knowledge and tools necessary to play and enjoy this incredible instrument, whether as a life-long hobby or as a career.
Students are taught in a relaxed environment on a Steinway grand piano, and are strongly encouraged to perform and share their talents with others. Performance opportunities include my annual winter and spring studio recitals, festivals at local colleges, National Guild piano auditions, performing at local venues such as nursing homes and businesses, and pairing up with other students for duets and ensembles.
My Musical Education Background
Moravian College, Bethlehem PA
Professional Graduate Certificate in Piano Pedagogy
Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ
B.S. and M.S. Food Science/Chemistry
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
(I use my science background to add an analytical approach to my teaching)
Genres and Subjects Taught
Lessons are taught with an emphasis on the development of musicality and technique. Music history and theory are taught in a manner to enhance understanding of the music being studied.
A variety of musical styles are taught, and students are also encouraged to select music they would like to learn.
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Ages / Skill Levels Taught
I have experience teaching students ages 4 through adult.
My Certifications and Awards
Certified in Piano Pedagogy
Guild of Piano Teachers National Honor Roll
President of the Lehigh Valley Music Teachers' Association
Over 30 years performance experience
My Musical Influences
All genres of music -- Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary. Every musical period has unique composers and music to offer the pianist.
I have studied and collaborated with many different musicians and pedagogues, all who have uniquely influenced me musically.
My daughter, Jordan, has been taking piano from Liz for almost 3 years. She truly enjoys her lessons with Liz. She has played many diverse pieces and learned about music theory, all with an emphasis on technique. I am happy to have so many opportunities to see Jordan perform each year - whether in a recital, competition, or to entertain residents in a nursing home. I highly recommend Liz as a teacher to anyone interested in learning to play piano.
I have been taking lessons for years, and she is a great teacher and really connects with her students.