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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.

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 with The Sissel/Reid Band and the Jill Sissel Band.


​Master Classes


How to Write a Fast and Easy Drum Chart for Drummers.


"Learn How to Write A Simple Drum Chart 
Without Writing out Bar After Bar of Notation and Still Play the Song EXACTLY Like the Recording--Every Time!"
Today you can learn a method of charting a song so you can make your gigs, sessions and practice go smoothly....And I GUARANTEE You Will Never Miss an Accent or Fill Again!
How To Write A Fast and Easy Drum Chart
A simple 12 step course to writing a one page drum chart using a piece of paper and a pencil for cover and original songs.


How to Write a Fast and Easy Drum Chart For Songwriters


​Can you tell your drummer at a session or gig exactly what you what them to play?
Do you hand them a chart of chord changes or the Nashville number system chart and expect them to know the right feel and tempo of your songs?
Do you give a drummer an mp3 and hope they know how to chart your songs to play it correctly?
Today you will have an opportunity to learn how to communicate with your drummer, hand them a drum chart and get your songs played just like you envisioned.
Come to
How to Write a Fast and Easy Drum Chart Interactive Workshop for Songwriters

  • Learn how to create a one-page drum chart of a song.
  • Learn the simple drum patterns that are used the most
  • Learn what they look like in drum notation.
  • Learn how to write them in drum notation
  • Learn how to write a complete drum chart of a song.
  • Learn how to count out the song form.
  • Learn how to use a drum chart template

Write drum charts of all your music so it is played right the first time.
Take control of the way your songs are played.

This Interactive Workshop teaches an innovative and simple approach to writing a drum chart that takes no time to learn. 
This Workshop is designed for songwriters and composers, to learn how to write a drum chart for any drummer who is hired to play their music.
This method does not require you to write bar after bar of music.
Instead, you will see the full form of a song on one page and only need to a measure of drum notation to keep the groove.


How to Understanding Song Form and Charting for Audio Engineers


Do you want to be a fast and efficient audio engineer?

Do you want to know the secret to making your client or artists session go smoothly and successfully so you have repeat clients?

  • Learn how a song is built
  • Learn how to identify song form fast so you can save your client money and time.
  • Learn how a simple chart of a song can help you find punch in points.
  • Learn simple drum notation and time signatures.
  • Learn how to count out the song form to help you navigate parts of a song.
  • Learn how to count out a song

This Interactive Workshop teaches an innovative and simple approach to writing a drum chart that takes no time to learn. 
This Workshop is designed for audio engineers, to learn how to count out song form by simply learning out to write a drum chart.
This method does not require you to write bar after bar of music.
Instead, you will see the full form of a song on one page and only need to a measure of drum notation to keep the groove.​​