ELIZABETH ACKER/ Pianist- received her B.F.A.from York University . Versatile in many musical styles, Elizabeth works as an accompanist for classical or jazz repertoire, chamber musician, orchestral pianist, coach, adjudicator, and teacher. Elizabeth’s credits include: keyboardist for Phantom of the Opera, Ass't Music Director for the Broadway cast of “Those Were the Days”, Music Director for Tarragon Theatre’s “A Country in her Throat”. She has performed with the Niagara Symphony, Arraymusic premiered contemporary works with the Esprit Orchestra, as well as many recording engagements for film, TV, radio & ballet,. Currently she plays for Vocachorus of Toronto, plays with the Accolade Trio of York University, and accompanies voice & instrumentalists of all levels. Recently, Elizabeth has been indulging her love of chamber music with summers at the musical retreat, “Heaven”, an invited retreat for professional musicians. She is also a coach/performer at The Vermont Music and Arts Centre in Lyndonville, Vermont, for advanced adult chamber music musicians. She has taught both the Suzuki and traditional methods for over 30 years, and currently teaches privately. As well, Elizabeth is a teacher of yoga and tai chi.