Elisabeth Carper is new to the area and excited to work with growing pianists of all ages! Since teaching her first piano student in 2004, she has earned degrees under Arthur Johnson at Lakeland University (B.A. in Music – Piano Performance and Pedagogy, 2010) and Paulo Steinberg at James Madison University (M.M. in Music Performance – Piano, 2013). On the music faculty at Lakeland University, she teaches courses in music theory, aural skills, class piano, and applied piano and also coordinates the theory, piano, and honors programs for the university’s summer music camp.
Elisabeth is an active member of the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association and has adjudicated for WMTA, WFMC, and CHES. Her students frequently compete at the state level and have been accepted to a number of undergraduate and graduate music programs. She loves performing both solo and collaborative music and has recently appeared in concert at Lakeland University, the Plymouth Arts Center, and the Stefanie H. Weill Center in Sheboygan. In her free time, Elisabeth attempts to keep up with her unruly cat, rock musician husband, and energetic infant son!
Elisabeth’s goals are for each student to enjoy music while developing strong and independent piano skills. Lessons (30, 45, or 60 minutes) are tailored to each individual but include a focus on theory, functional keyboard skills, healthy technique, and confident performances.