Elizabeth Haddon (Piano)

Elizabeth Haddon

Liz Haddon graduated from York University with a BA (Hons) in Music in 1987. While at university she studied piano and fortepiano with Karen Evans and subsequently took lessons with Melvyn Tan. Since graduating she has worked in several diverse areas as a freelance musician, including piano and violin teaching, editorial work, early music performance and administration for the new music group Icebreaker. She has also performed and taught Javanese gamelan in the UK and abroad, including sessions for teachers in Birmingham and workshops with the Hallé Orchestra, as well as summer schools in Austria. In 1993 she organised the gamelan festival Striking Out at York University and in 1994 she was invited by the British Council to visit Indonesia.

Liz currently teaches piano privately and at the University of York, where she also organises performance workshops and regularly takes groups of students to perform at a nearby home for the elderly. Liz is a Research Fellow in the music department, looking at aspects of instrumental and vocal teaching and learning, and her teaching is informed by her pedagogical research. She has experience of teaching students with a range of ages and motivations for learning, and enjoys working with students to facilitate broad-minded and holistic musical development.