“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.”
– From a discussion on the Lesley University web site about Liz’s important work in music and early literacy learning
Liz Buchanan specializes in creative ways to teach music and make connections to learning across the early childhood curriculum.
Liz currently offers music and early literacy programs sponsored by Young Audiences of Massachusetts, including her work on the YA roster of performing artists. In June 2021, Liz moved to Vermont! Before moving, she most recently worked teaching music at the Children’s Own School (Montessori) in Winchester, MA and at Menotomy Preschool in Arlington, MA. She has led many workshops and classes on topics such as Integrating the Arts into Learning and Music & Literacy in Early Childhood.
Please contact Liz to find out more about scheduling performances and classroom sessions at preschools, libraries and community centers, or workshops for teachers on building early literacy skills through music.
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