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 hard working 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.
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 work flow 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
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.
Lessons Available at World Music Nashville In Bellevue.
If Bellevue is a Better Location for You Please Call (615) 425-0256 to Schedule