Liz’s Work Connects Music to Learning

Liz works as a teaching artist with kindergarteners at the Condon School in South Boston.

Liz’s work helps kindergarten students make connections to academic learning through music.

“We must continually remind educators about the importance of the arts in inspiring creativity and meeting the needs of students with a variety of learning styles.”

– The Lesley University web site recently featured a discussion of Liz’s important work in music and early literacy learning!

Liz Buchanan specializes in creative ways to teach music and make connections learning across the curriculum. She is currently part of the founding team of teachers at the new KIPP elementary school in Lynn, MA. She is excited to be the music teacher for this brand-new school!

Liz continues to offer music and early literacy programs sponsored by Young Audiences of Massachusetts, including her work on the YA roster of performing artists. She also performs at preschools, libraries and community centers, and offers workshops for teachers on music and early literacy.

Liz holds a Masters in Education in Creative Arts in Learning from Lesley University, and an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She received her BA from Duke University.

Liz has a rich singing voice that’s both beautiful and friendly that really attracts kids, especially shy ones. Her shows are very interactive and kids just seem to feel free to dance and be themselves with her.
-Amber Bobnar, Boston Children’s Music

The music programs that Liz Buchanan runs balance innovation, joy and structure beautifully … and they always have a healthy dose of patience and flexibility. Young Audiences is lucky to have her as a teaching artist.
-Emily Ullman, former education director, Young Audiences of Massachusetts

Thank you for the delightful musical gathering on Wednesday. I was happy that we had a good crowd to enjoy your wonderful medley of songs.  Your excellent mix of tunes supported audience participation and kept everyone engaged.
-Nancy Denman, Head of Children’s Services, Duxbury Free Library

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