Elizabeth's music education includes an undergraduate degree in Music and Piano from Western Connecticut University in Danbury, CT and a Masters in Music Education and Choral Conducting from the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT. In addition, she holds a Masters in Spiritual Psychology from Holy Names University in Oakland, CA and a Certification in Sound Healing from the Globe Institute in San Francisco, CA.
Elizabeth’s commitment to sharing her love of music is evident in the multiple learning opportunities she creates for children, youth and adults.
Currently, Elizabeth is a faculty member at Goochland Elementary School where she is a Music Educator for children Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5.
Additionally, Elizabeth serves as Minister of Music at Hinton Avenue United Methodist Church in Charlottesville.
During Elizabeth’s tenure as Director of Music and Arts at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Glen Allen, Elizabeth created a plethora of adventures and a banquet of opportunities such as Choir, Songleaders, Higher Calling Treble Ensemble, Deeper Truth Bass Ensemble, Boneshakers Drumming Choir, H.A.P.I. Drums, Clowns Around Town, Guitar Instruction, Ukulele Ensemble, Children’s Music and Arts Club, Soul Singing (Chanting), Sign Language Ensemble, Handbell Choir, Orchestra, Recorder Ensemble, Open Mic Night, Liturgical Dance Troupe, Interpretive Movement, Variety Show, Guest Artist Series, Vocal/Instrumental solos, duets, trios … plus much more!
While at Shady Grove United Methodist Church in Short Pump, she developed a Music and Arts Ministry that provided opportunities for children and adults to grow in faith and contribute to the life of the church. In addition, she founded the Center for Creative Arts, which provided convenient, affordable music and arts educational opportunities for children and families in the Far West End.
At Friends Association for Children, she founded a robust program that still provides low-to-moderate income children and youth with free individual and group instruction in music and the performing arts. Elizabeth attracted over 40 volunteers and gathered the necessary resources and materials to provide these opportunities for over 500 children and youth whose schools were lacking resources and whose families did not have the disposable income to expose their children to music and the performing arts.