Liz Elliot Music

Liz Elliot Music

5.0 (1)
Best of 2023
2 hires on
1 employee
31 years in business

About this pro

I have been playing and teaching privately for over 28 years. I have had several students go on to major in music at conservatory level. I cater to students' needs and provide in-home (and in-studio) service. I am very committed to my students' needs!

I place great emphasis on progress, rather than perfection!

Watching students grow and learn and be able to apply the valuable skills they learn from music to other areas of their lives.

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Pasadena, CA 91106
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  • Sharyn Nelson

    Me. Elliot is fun, prompt and very knowledgeable. I enjoy my piano lessons and the way she teaches helps me to learn easier. Sharyn NELSON New Student

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I first like to find out how much experience and what sort of knowledge base the student has and then I can craft a plan to cater to the students wishes and needs while still ensuring basic technique is studied and mastered.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a BA in music from Augsburg (1994), extensive coursework in music education and conducting, have played semi-professionally and have taught privately for 28 years. I am a member of MTAC and MTNA.

I have studied cello with Danny Rothmuller, Fang-Fang Xu, Cecilia Rossiter, Peter Howard, and Laura Sewell. Violin and viola with Mary West and Mary Horozaniecki, and piano with Celeste O'Brien and Elliott Wilcox.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$80/hour for in-home lessons

$72/hour for in-studio lessons

Most students require 30 or 45 minute lessons.

How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching officially in 1992 while I was still in college and continued once I graduated.

What types of students have you worked with?

Everybody from 3 year olds to professional musicians and conservatory-level students!

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Became the co-chair of the Tuesday Musicale of Pasadena Chamber Section. Will be giving the US Premiere of a work by Imogen Holst in the Spring of 2019.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Try several teachers and find the one who is the best fit for you! 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Whether or not you are committed to regular practice and whether the teacher is interested in your progress, rather than perfection!