She is has been extensively trained in developing music programs for drums and piano students to guide them to becoming successful musicians and accomplishing their musical goals. Her teaching method includes progressive technique study, theory, notation and music reading skills. She teaches beginner to advanced levels in both drums and piano.
Liz has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Under the tutelage of Berklee’s finest teachers such as Gary Chaffee, Fusion and Jazz artist, Keith Copeland; Jazz artist, and Fred Budda from the Boston Pops, Liz has grown into a hardworking professional musician beginning with her first recorded album at age 19 with the Calliopes Children Steel Band.
Today she is a published author with Alfred Publishing and Award Winning Jingle Writer.
As a student herself of Gary Chaffee, She teaches drum techniques using the Gary Chaffee Books and charting techniques using her own book, "How to Write a Fast and Easy Drum Chart."
She is a certified K-12 instrumental and vocal instructor. She is an accomplished and experienced musician who has toured with Stella Parton and performed with Charlie Louvin, Walter Egan, The Carnival Cruise Lines and produced The Paint Sister with John Carter Cash.
Liz has lived here in Nashville for 20 years.
•The Best Skills To Play The Drums.
•How To Play A Song
•Hand And Foot Combinations To Build Hand And Foot Speed
•How To Build Hand Techniques And Speed
•How To Count Out A Song
•How To Play Simple Time Patterns That Are Used
•How To How To Build Drumset Independence
•How To Play, Listen and Read Drum Music
Expect to have a great experience from your first lesson to your last lesson. I live music every day and like to expose all my students to new and innovative songs and styles that are used in today’s music.
I design a practice workflow so my students know how to set up their practice space and the best way to practice. You will see a gradual progression that I create for students to advance their drumming techniques enabling them to play the songs they have always wanted to play.
I teach a step by step method to playing the drums and each lesson includes technique skills, reading music skills and learning drum patterns to playing songs.
Specialized in: Speed and Accuracy
Hand and Foot Techniques- Build speed and learn how to build the coordination to
make your hands and feet work together with accuracy.
Finger Control- to control your sticks
Endurance- to build speed
Independence- to play complex patterns easily
Charting Techniques - to learn how a song is built
Listening Techniques - to learn how to determine the drum pattern and what to play.
Contact Liz Today
Learn The Skill You Need to Know to Play Successfully
Learn How To Read and Write Drum Music
Learn How To Better Your Technique.
Learn How To Chart A Song And Play With Confidence.
When: Schedule 4 lessons that work with your schedule
Where: My studio on Hartford Drive in Nashville TN
Cost: $140 - four 30-minute lessons or
$240 - four 60 minute lessons
What is Needed: Sticks
Level: Beginner to Professional
Liz is an experienced teacher, clinician, author with Alfred Publishing, producer and engineer and has taught master classes based upon her book for drummers called “How to Write a Fast and Easy Drum Chart, teaching drummers how to write drum music.
Currently, she is the CEO and designer of a new Web App called Drum Chart Builder that builds one-page drum charts for all mobile devices. and owns the Easy Drum Chart Store. She has taught clinics at Guitar Center, MTSU, The Percussion and Arts Society International Convention, The SAE Institute, The Musicians Union, TSAI, and TSU. She is a member of ASCAP as a Publisher and Writer, 257 Musicians Union, PAS, Club Cubase and is currently performing The Paint Sisters Band, The Jill Sissel Band, and The Keeton Theater.
Make that call and get in touch with me. I can help you succeed so you can go after that dream of playing the drums, joining a band and touring. I can help you get there simple and fast. Schedule lessons or a coaching session to find out what you need to know to play the drums and land gigs. Find out what you need to know to get to the next level.
Why get coaching from me?
#1 I am the best
#2 I have studied with the best
#3 I know all the drumming secrets and I want to share them with you
Contact me today!