Elizabeth Frascoia is a dedicated teacher, committed to helping students gain greater confidence in their lives through music. Since 2005, she has worked with over 7,000 students, ages 5 to 70, both individually and in groups as large as 800 rowdy inner-city high school students. Her favorite topics include improvisation, storytelling, stage presence, jazz history, and band/choir critiques.
She is a regular clinician with the Kupferberg Center of Queens College, the LA Jazz Society, and is on the faculty of MUSICWORKS for their programs in NYC and Ecuador. She also teaches private lessons in voice, trombone, and songwriting in person and via Skype, and has served on the faculty at the Hollywood Academy of Music in Los Angeles.
Based in New York City and Los Angeles, she has developed a rich career as a freelance vocalist and trombonist, traveling the world with such acts as Michael Bolton, St. Vincent, and Matt Wilson, and appearing on American Idol, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and Good Morning America. She is originally from Vermont, and is the Director of the Vermont Governor’s Institute on the Arts, an intensive 2-week summer program for 130 interested high school students in a range of artistic disciplines. She has also consulted for Fortune 500 companies with Leadership Technologies.
Elizabeth holds a BA in Psychology from Harvard University, and an MA in Jazz Vocal Performance from Queens College. She is an endorsing artist for Getzen 3508R Custom trombones, a member of the Jazz Education Network, and wears sequins as often as possible!