Liz’s favorite thing to do besides playing music is traveling. Over the past thirty years she has traveled for pleasure throughout Europe and the United Kingdom, Canada, and even Hong Kong. She has been in many cities in the United States for extended stays as part of her music profession.
Liz received a BS in Music Education from the University of Maine; and a Master of Arts in Music History and Performance Practice from the University of New Hampshire.
Her music career has included teaching music in colleges, public schools, and privately. She is a frequent adjudicator for festivals and competitions; and has written articles and reviewed new music for Clavier Magazine, The Piano Quarterly, American Music Teacher Magazine and Keyboard Companion.
As publisher of The Piano Teachers Press Liz expanded by purchasing other publications specializing in brass music, and combined them to form Manduca Music Publications. She is the co-author of Successful Studio Teaching and the author of Necessary Theory and Harmonization for the Piano Student, and composer and/or arranger of numerous piano ensemble works. She edited the Piano Curriculum Guide by Dr. Tinka Knopf de Esteban. Currently she is the editor for the complete works of composer Seymour Bernstein, a professor at New York University.
Liz lives in Portland Maine with her musician husband, Mark. They have two adult daughters.