Elizabeth Richards

Elizabeth R.

Philadelphia, PA

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I have taught private piano lessons for many years in students' homes.
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Elizabeth delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
September 1985

I come to your home or office location.
I have all PA required teacher clearances.

I am PA & NJ certified in
............................. Music K-12
............................. BCIT K-12 Business, Computers and Info Tech
..............................English Language Arts - Middle School
..............................Vocational Certification in Technology

I recently taught in the Philly public schools for 14 years. I substitute teach now in K-12 schools, in both PA and NJ.

I have taught music privately for many years.

I actively sing in choirs.

*** Specialties ***
Beginning and Early Intermediate Piano, Brass, Voice, Flute, Reading Music and Sightsinging
English Language Arts
Microsoft Office and Typing/Keyboarding
Business and Computer Science

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Private Music Teacher
Jan 1990 - Present
Self-employed, part-time

I have given part-time private lessons for most of my adult life, even if I was working a full-time job.

Sep 1999 - Jun 2013
School District of Philadelphia

Music, English, Business, Computers

MIS Manager, Computer Programmer/Analyst
Jan 1990 - Aug 1999
Various Companies

Worked for several companies in IT/MIS Department


M.A. in Education
Sep 2003 - May 2007
Gratz College
Post Baccalaureate Certificate
Sep 1981 - Dec 1984
Arcadia University
Sep 1972 - May 1976
Immaculata University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Jun 2002
Immaculata University

Music K-12

Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Jun 2002
Praxis Exam

BCIT K-12 (Business, Computers and Info Tech)

Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Jun 2002
Praxis Exam

Middle School English


Archdiocesan Choir of Philadelphia
Feb 2013

The Archdiocesan Choirs sing for major liturgies of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Association of Church Musicians in Philadelphia
Jan 2012

The purpose of the Association of Church Musicians in Philadelphia
is to cultivate an understanding and appreciation of liturgical music.
Efforts are made to render church music suitable to each service,
time, and place and to ensure that it will be carefully prepared and performed.
A spirit of cooperation is encouraged among parish Directors of Music,
Choir Directors, Organists, Singers, Cantors, and all
who have responsibilities for music in worship.
This Association provides guidance and disseminates
information and official instructions.
It serves as a place of reference for those having
questions and problems involving liturgical music.

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American Federation of Teachers
Sep 1999

The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work our members do.

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Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers
Jan 1990

Since 1982, the Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers has served piano students and their families in and around Bucks County, PA. We offer frequent performances and evaluation opportunities for students, as well as valuable pedagogy workshops for our teachers.

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Photos & Videos


Archdiocesan Choir of Philadelphia, 2014, I'm in the center of this photo. We sang at all three Masses during the Papal Visit in 2015.


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