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Hi there, and I am glad you found my profile! My name is Elizabeth, and I truly believe in progressive education as a means to help you reach your ultimate goals through learning. I strongly believe in excellence and with that comes sacrifice in areas of discipline and practice; I have such a strong belief in these principles because I truly care about you and your success. I really do, and this is why I require so much from you!
I have been singing and playing both the piano and guitar for about 15 years now. Also, I am a savvy songwriter and instructor and have been honing the craft of songwriting and melody formation for over 5 years now. Also, with a strong background in Acting and presently a faculty member at one of the premier Performing Arts colleges in Los Angeles for acting and music, I am sure that we can reach whatever aspiring goals you have set for yourself.
I look forward to working with you and being a part of your future success as a performing artist!
Elizabeth; BFA & MEd
Bass Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory
I'm a professional bass player in Austin Texas, the Live Music Capital of the World. At one time or another I've played just about every style of music, and I have more than a decade of teaching experience. I love 'opening doors' for students, helping them understand how music works and how they can sound better than ever. I graduated from B.I.T. in Los Angeles and I have thousands of hours of teaching, gigging, and recording experience. I'll share that experience with you!
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Classical Guitar, English, Flamenco Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Reading, Saxophone, Songwriting
I have been playing guitar since August 1992. I cut my teeth on the alternative music that was popular at the time (Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, Nirvana) but soon began to focus on earlier movements, specifically the playing styles and mindsets of Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and Eric Clapton. I formed a band in 1996 and began gigging in Austin and throughout Texas. During this time, I immersed myself in jazz and did everything I could to bring the sonic palettes of Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and Miles Davis into my playing, even taking up saxophone and piano in order to better understand what they were doing.
I eventually moved back to my home town of Lubbock, where I graduated from Texas Tech University with a BA in English with a minor in Music, having played guitar and saxophone in the Jazz Band in addition to taking several classes in theory. During this time, I was giving private lessons in Lubbock and setting up arts education programs at the Lubbock Boys & Girls Club and Buddy Holly Center. Since then, I have started a family and begun writing fiction, both of which have given me a much wider spectrum through which to channel my songwriting.
Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Piano, Music Theory
I have been performing, recording, and teaching music for the past five years. After getting a degree in music theory, I began playing with a band full time. In addition to playing all around Austin, I have traveled to places like Seattle, Nashville, and Waikiki to play shows, record, and interview with with my band on live radio. Songs from our album were played on Austin's own KGSR. We also played on Fox 7's morning show, Good Day Austin. I enjoy playing and teaching a variety of instruments and a variety of genres. To me, understanding music is key to unlocking your full potential for artistic expression. When I teach, I incorporate both what I learned in school and on stage.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting, Ukulele
I am a certified State of Texas Elementary Educator, has led ukulele workshops internationally, teaches private and group music lessons to all ages and levels in Austin, TX . I have launched a ukulele-based music education charity which brings lessons and instruments to schools and students with limited resources. Equally passionate about music, education and ukulele, I seek to inspire and empower students to exercise their birthright of making music. I am currently in the second year of course study in Canadian virtuoso James Hill’s Ukulele Initiative teacher training program. My scope of teaching includes Texas-based music, blues, soul, funk, slide ukulele, family music facilitation, ukulele ensembles, and beginners of all ages. I specialize in ukulele and also teach most styles of guitar, music theory, bass, voice and family music facilitation.
I have been a resident of Austin, TX for over 20 years where I have played guitar and toured across the globe with Americana artists such as the Flatlanders (Joe Ely, Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore), Jimmy LaFave, Alejandro Escovedo, Robyn Ludwick , Charlie and Bruce Robison and many others. In addition to leading my own groups as a singer-songwriter, I have produced albums and written songs for several Austin artists.
Students have used the words patient, wise, organized, skillful, funny, laid-back, and committed to describe my teaching.
What all this translates to is that I have a lifetime of experience in the music world that I'd love to share with those interested in learning more. My specialties include teaching music theory, working with groups, exploring songwriting, intermediate and advanced guitar study, and working with youngsters. Deeper exploration into music history as it applies to the lessons and the more detailed aspects of musical gear are also avenues of possible study. I've become recently certified as an elementary educator in the state of Texas and have gained valuable training and experience working with youngsters. I strive to discover each student's goals and interests and design an approach to best lead each student where they want to go, and beyond! I also want to understand how my students think, work and learn best.
This knowledge is invaluable as a teacher. My lessons are typically filled with a mixture of exercises, video viewing, active listening, ear training, and playing together to ensure that material is being comprehended and brought to life for each student's learning style. We devise strategies together to meet the goals of the student.
Bass Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory
I was exposed to good music from the day I was born in Bath, England thanks to my father, a lifelong musician working as an instrumentalist and recording engineer. I was introduced to Steeley Dan, The Who and Stan Getz as soon as I could operate a CD player and I began going to gigs with my dad’s various cover bands as soon as I could carry speaker cables.
My formal musical education began with the clarinet at age eight and sax at age thirteen. It wasn't until a group of friends were forming a band when I was fifteen that I picked up the bass.I went on to win a scholarship and study at the world-renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. I studied under some of the greatest bass players and musicians around today, including Matthew Garrison and Lincoln Goines. I graduated from Berklee in 2009 with a BMus in Performance and moved to Austin, TX soon after.
Since moving to Austin I’ve become an in-demand bassist for Country artists, singer-songwriters, alternative rock bands and Jazz combo’s. I have been performing and touring as a sideman with Kristen Kelly (Sony/RCA Nashville), Rich O’Toole, Zack Walther, Cari Hutson and have performed with Texas legend Kinky Friedman.
I am currently touring the South Western US with Zack Walther and the Awe Hells, Cari Hutson and Matt Caldwell.
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