Elizabeth Smith, Board-Certified Music Therapist and Certified Child Life Specialist, has been passionate about music ever since her first solo at age 5 in her Kindergarten school program. She continued to pursue music theatre and vocal performance throughout high school and college. Elizabeth has over 17 years of professional musical experience. She received her Bachelors of Music Therapy with a concentration in vocal performance from East Carolina University in 2002 and completed a music therapy internship before passing her Board Certification Exam in 2004. Elizabeth has been providing research based music therapy services and music lessons in the Triangle area since 2006.
Elizabeth is an active member of the American Music Therapy Association, The Music Therapy Association of North Carolina, and The Child Life Council. Elizabeth has presented nationally on numerous topics related to music therapy, including music therapy and copyright issues, the use of music therapy in assisted livings, the benefits music therapy on geriatric psychiatry units, and the effects of music on the human brain.
Clayton Ware is a blues, jazz, funk, and fusion guitar player. He started playing eight years ago and has been teaching for six of them. He loves performing any style of music. Clayton teaches guitar and ukulele.
Rachel Pazur is an accomplished Opera Singer in her undergraduate career, having sustained four mainstage roles, despite being an education student. She has enthusiastically sought out more than what the Choral Music Education degree had to offer, taking extra courses in Brass, Woodwinds, and Strings Methods, as well as taking up a psychology minor for her own interests in developmental psychology. In addition to her freelance performing record for numerous churches in or around the Guilford County area, she has also worked as a counselor for UNCG's Summer Music Camp, and served as Treasurer for her local chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota; an International Music Fraternity. She will take up residency among us teaching piano, voice, guitar, and ukulele.