Elizabeth Rose

Elizabeth R.

New York, NY
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Energetic, supportive & fun... my students will grow as players, musicians and songwriters. Learn new songs, skills, and/or how to play in a band. Together, we will advance you towards your goals.

"You are a great teacher and have helped me to grow in my skills as a musician and a person...I aspire to be a musician just like you.." HP, high school student in Elizabeth's guitar club
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Elizabeth passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Elizabeth delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 13+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I love to teach. I have a few openings for students for whom I'm the right teacher. I say "yes" to your dreams of making music, acknowledge your passion and give you tools to improve your skills as a guitarist, songwriter, singer, basic keyboard theory and/or recording. We play in my studio in NYC or online.

"You are a great teacher and have helped me to grow in my skills as a musician and a person...I aspire to be a musician just like you.." HP, high school student in Elizabeth's guitar club

I wrote and performed "Relative Pitch," a one-woman musical comedy at NY's Cherry Lane Theatre, Off Broadway, toured with the Broadway cast of "Beatlemania." My songs have been heard on tv and in film. I've just composed a musical and am working on a ballet(!).

Whether she's enticing you with come-hither invitations or giving a deadbeat beau the boot, Elizabeth shows her depth and versatility as a wicked-smart contemporary singer/songwriter in Sleep Naked.

Elizabeth is a facile cross-genre writer, delivering an alluring, gospel-tinged lullaby in the album's title track, "Sleep Naked," while exhibiting her pluck in the strutting and self-assured send-off songs "I'm Too Beau'ful (for you)" and "One Last Look." Her talents even cover Western Swing with "Back Seat Driver," a good-time road trip replete with rapid-fire wordplay. Through it all, Elizabeth puts forth compelling turns of phrase and agile moments of melody, both as composer and singer.

Even when she's meting out stinging barbs, Elizabeth keeps her good humor, as evidenced by "Enlightenment" (with its erudite imputations) and "Oil" (an indictment of the fossil-fuel industry). But she turns on an emotional dime to render a heartfelt plea in the sultry, loping "Baby Please Come On Home" and serves up a haunting, evocative reverie in "Ferris Wheel."

As if singing, writing, and leading the band weren't enough, Elizabeth lays down some serious guitarwork on Sleep Naked. On acoustic, she is equally deft comping jazz-chord passages ("Enlightenment") as she is fingerpicking Piedmont-style blues ("Leave Me Alone"). When she dons an electric, Elizabeth coaxes slinky, lyrical lines from her Tele for "Sleep Naked" and punctuates the simple acoustic-bass texture of "Baby Please Come On Home" with tasty slide fills.

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Private guitar teacher
Sep 2004 - Present

I continue to teach private students in person (Manhattan), on Skype, FaceTime, Whats App.

Teacher, songwriting, guitar, recording, civics, autobiography
Sep 2001 - Present
NYC Dept of Education

Currently teaching after-school guitar and songwriting club.

Songwriter, singer, voice over, guitarist for tv and film
Jan 1995 - Present
PBS, Nickelodeon, Discovery

list available request

Music Journalist (freelance)
Jan 1992 - Dec 2017
see below for list of periodicals

Feature writer and columnist for Culture Sonar, Home Recording, International Musician & Recording World, Electronic Musician, Guitar One Magazine, Billboard, Elmore Magazine,

Guest Lecturer - Beatles Recording/Composing Seminar -
Sep 2012 - Oct 2012
Yale University

Seminar in Beatles: Composition and Music Production, taught by Scott Freiman. One-day lecture/ demonstration on “The Beatles Use of The Guitar as a Composition Instrument.”

(It was a one-day event but I had to choose "October" above in order to save this.)

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Curriculum Developer
Jul 2011 - Aug 2011
Young Audiences of New York

Created study guides for teachers: Storytelling/Early Childhood, Music, Dance & Theatre performances.


Sep 1988 - Jun 1990
University of Nebraska
Sep 1984 - Jun 1988
Boston University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Public School Teacher Certificate
Sep 2008
University of the State of New York Education Department

Permanent Certificate
Certificate Number available on request


Gold Award for Best Non-Fiction
May 2016
National Independent Excellence Award
Silver Benjamin Franklin Award for "Best New Voice Non-Fiction"
Apr 2016
Independent Book Publishers Association
Bronze Award Non-Fiction
Sep 2015
Nonfiction Authors Association


Society of Composers and Lyricists
Jan 2012

The Society Of Composers & Lyricists is an organization consisting of Hollywood's professional motion picture, Television, and multimedia music composers, songwriters and lyricists, with histories in the art of scoring for motion pictures and television. Many of its members have won or been nominated for Oscars, Emmys and Grammy Awards.

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Dramatists Guild, The
Jan 2010

The Dramatists Guild of America was established over eighty years ago, and is the only professional association which advances the interests of playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists writing for the living stage. The Guild has over 6,000 members nationwide, from beginning writers to the most prominent authors represented on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theaters.

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American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 1988

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Photos & Videos

Meet Elizabeth Rose...
Award-winning & hilarious music film about caregiving,  written and music video produced by Elizabeth Rose
Teaching high school guitar club in NYC.

Photo by Elizabeth R.

Photo by Elizabeth R.

Photo by Elizabeth R.

Here's a snippet of Elizabeth's guitar solo and the close of Brewster's beautiful tune, "Daisies."  Rafters Tavern, Callicoon NY.
Jammin' with the late great blues legend, Pinetop Perkins.
Elizabeth jamming' with the great Alan Paul of the acclaimed multiple-Grammy winning Manhattan Transfer.

5 Reviews

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Zeke Jan 16, 2019
Guitar · Online

Elizabeth’s knowledge of music goes incredibly deep and her way of passing it along to others makes for very rewarding learning sessions. I highly recommend it!

Bryan Nov 29, 2018
Guitar · In studio

This class is what makes me look foward to Wednesdays.

Havi Nov 28, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Working with Elizabeth is always so helpful. I get to spend time with great company and learn so much about my curiosities. Elizabeth challenges students in the right way and ultimately is a teacher that is there to help students grow, changing what they can do and their belief in what they can play.

An teacher that truly cares.

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Charlie Nov 28, 2018
Guitar · In studio

I’ve been studying with Elizabeth Rose for some time. She an excellent teacher, patient, kind and inspiring. If I could give her 6 stars, I would. She’s that good.

David Nov 28, 2018
Guitar · In home

Elizabeth Rose is a uniquely talented singer, songwriter, teacher and performer. In her writing she combines skillful craftsmanship with an offbeat, humorous and insightful style. She is equally comfortable with touching acoustic melodies, hooky pop tunes or theatrical cabaret.

She is an excellent teacher with a very good ear and strong sense of rhythm and space. She has helped me greatly with both technical and performance skills, and is particularly good at honing in on a precise weakness in my playing and creating a methodology to overcome it.

Elizabeth is a beautiful person inside and out and it is always a pleasure to work with her and hear her perform.

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