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    Collaborative performance, coachings, and private piano lessons in Calgary, Alberta

    Dr. Elizabeth Clarke is active as a performer, collaborator, and teacher. She holds a DMA in piano performance and an MM in music theory from Michigan State University, as well as piano performance degrees from the University of Victoria and University of Alberta, Augustana Campus. Her primary teachers were Panayis Lyras, Arthur Rowe, and Milton Schlosser.


    Dr. Clarke has performed numerous solo and collaborative recitals in Canada and the United States, and in 2014 was featured as a concerto soloist with the University of Victoria orchestra. She has also worked as a collaborative pianist for singers and instrumentalists of all skill levels, and has extensive experience as a church music director and choir accompanist.


    An experienced teacher, Dr. Clarke has held teaching and teaching assistant positions at Ambrose University (Calgary, AB), Bradley University (Peoria, IL), Michigan State University, and the University of Victoria. She also maintains a full private studio at Calgary Music Academy.










    Supportive, high-quality lessons for students age 7 and up

    As of summer 2021, I am excited to join the faculty at Calgary Music Academy in southwest Calgary. Please click here for registration information.


    Learning music is a process that requires patience and discipline. It can be a formidable challenge, but for those who are willing to work, the rewards are very great. I especially love to work with students who are curious, dedicated to regular practicing, and committed to long-term goals.


    What I expect from you:


    Regular attendance at lessons (30, 45, or 60 minutes per week)

    Daily practice at home, with parental supervision as required

    A supportive, non-competitive attitude towards other students

    A growth mindset, focused on incremental progress over time


    What you can expect from me:


    Personalized lessons for students ages 7 and up

    Thorough preparation for RCM exams and local festivals

    Regular performance opportunities through monthly masterclasses

    Optional additional performance opportunities through CMAC performance outreach program

    A focus on growth and overall musicianship

    Patience, good humour, and encouragement as we work to achieve our goals





    All around the world, people mark special events with music. Music has the power to lift our spirits, comfort us, and help us feel emotions we can't put into words. It can tell a story, draw people together, and bring back memories of your special day for years to come. It is my joy and privilege to help you create the perfect sound for your perfect day.


    My standard wedding package is $250 and includes:


    20 minutes of prelude music

    Processional music for bridesmaids and bride

    Background music during the signing of the register

    Recessional music for wedding party

    Attendance at your rehearsal

    Supplied keyboard if necessary


    Optional add-ons (price negotiable):


    Longer prelude music

    Additional ceremony music (hymns etc.)

    Background music for cocktail hour etc.

    Travel outside the Calgary area (Banff etc.)


    Not planning a wedding? I am also available for:


    Background music (receptions, dinners, etc.)

    Memorial services and funerals

    Piano accompaniment (vocal and instrumental)


    I frequently take special requests and look forward to working with you to personalize your event.

    Whatever your ceremony dream, I can make it happen!

    Not sure where to start? Check out the list below for some suggestions.


    Air on the G String

    Air from Water Music


    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

    Ave Maria

    Canon in D

    Clair de Lune

    Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

    Ode to Joy

    Prelude in C Major

    Prince of Denmark’s March

    Spring from The Four Seasons

    Trumpet Voluntary

    Wedding March



    A Thousand Years

    All I Ask of You

    Can You Feel the Love Tonight

    Can't Help Falling in Love

    Just the Way you Are


    Moon River

    Somewhere (West Side Story)

    Somewhere Over the Rainbow

    The Way You Look Tonight

    What a Wonderful World

    Your Song

    ...and many more!


    **Various hymns and contemporary Christian songs are also available by request.**






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