Hi, my name is Elizabeth Schrank. I have been teaching private piano lessons to children and adults since 2006. A lifelong musician, I began piano studies at the age of 3. I went on to study piano performance at Concordia University Irvine, CA and graduated summa cum laude in 2007. I have experience performing and teaching abroad in Japan, New Zealand and South Africa as well as locally in Texas and Florida.
A few highlights of my musical career include studying with Dr. Kataoka & performing in the Suzuki Ten Piano Concerts in Matsumoto, Japan in 2000 and 2002, recording a CD with the Themba Choir in Dirkiesdorp, South Africa in 2009, singing with the Houston Symphony Chorus from 2011-2013, performing Bach on an all allumminum clavichord on \"The Front Row\" for Houston\'s public radio station, studying piano under Tali Morgualis at the University of Houston, accompanying the ballet studio at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, FL and playing keyboard in a 90s cover band.
I currently reside in Mesa, Arizona and am a member of the MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) and Arizona Suzuki Association. I use a variety of methods to instill a love of piano and musicality in my students. I teach how to play both by ear using Suzuki books & CDs while simultaneously develop a strong grounding in theory and sight reading using the Alfred Premier books and supplemental materials.
When I'm not teaching, I direct choir at a local church in Tempe and run a nonprofit called Elephantopia to raise awareness about elephants and the ivory trade.