Elizabeth studied piano from an early age and accompanied choirs from the age of 14. and having gained Associate and Licentiate diplomas with the London College of Music, began teaching and writing music. As accompanist she has taken part in many festivals,and competitions in Blackpool, Harrogate, Chester, Langollen Eisteddfod, Plymouth and has travelled with choirs on concert tours to Holland,Germany,Spain,USA, Eastern Canada,Singapore, NewZealand.and western Canada.Also accompanied the Cornish male voice choir at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 2013.
Currently Elizabeth accompanies 2 male voice choirs, one mixed choir and one ladies choir. and plays keyboard with ?Autumn Gold? country dance band. Elizabeth has accompanied theatre groups and their productions, and was musical director for a production of ?Oliver?in Plymouth. In 2001 she took up the piano accordion and is often asked to play for singers and to solo on this instrument.
Elizabeth also composes and arranges music and in 2003 her composition, "The Hedgehog Song" for four part male choir,was the winning entry in the composers' competition and was performed by the English Concert Singers as part of the Gala concert during the International Male Voice Choral Festival. A song for TTBB called 'The Glade' won 2nd prize in the 2005 International Male Voice Choral Festival competition and another called 'S'funny' has been Highly Commended. A third attempt has gained 3rd prize in the 2007 composers' competition and it is called 'In Search of Whales'.
In July 2008 she was awarded first prize once more for the TTBB song entry entitled 'Travel in Style', written in March 2008, and performed in Cornwall in July 2008. The Colne valley Male Voice Choir also performed this winning song at the Gala concert at the Hall for Cornwall in Truro in May 2009 and has now been published by Alan Simmons Music.
In 2010 a special commendation was given for 'Oh Puss Number One' a TTBB choral piece which was performed at the Gala concert in Truro, Cornwall UK in April 2 (Hide extended text) ... (Read all)