Elizabeth moved to Portland to go to Lewis & Clark College at age 17 and has never left (other than spending a year in India). She lives with her wife Myra, 2 girls (Claire, age 12, and Aria, age 17) and 2 cats. In their historic Sullivan’s Gulch home, Elizabeth works from her beautiful top floor studio, as well as online, both nationally and internationally.
As a musician and spiritual seeker, Elizabeth has moved through many facets of healing and transformation in more than 10 decades of exploration. She is grateful to her meditation teachers, Jim and Kimberly Carson, Devaji, and the Siddha lineage of masters who have provided clear and steady guidance. Coaching with Dr. Raymond Diaz (spiritual growth), Judith Lynne (sound healing), and Frank Coppietiers (Reiki Levels 1 and 2, shamanic training) has been instrumental in her growth. Tom Blaylock, her mentor for nearly 20 years, has provided a solid structure for her to maintain and explore healthy vocal artistry through all the life journeys as an artist. All of this support has allowed Elizabeth to find a solid home in trusting her intuitive guidance and abilities.
As a voice teacher and performer with 30+ years of experience, Elizabeth encourages students to gain a strong foundation in technique and healthy vocal function, so that they can safely use their voices for healing, self-expression and planetary transformation. She earned a BA in Religious Studies and Music from Lewis & Clark College, and is a certified teacher with the Northwest Institute of Voice. As a former early childhood music teacher for 15 years, she brings joyfulness and spontaneity into the process as well. Elizabeth has also trained in transgender and gender non-conforming voice pedagogy and loves working with the LGBTQ community. In teaching all students to deeply listen to themselves with presence and compassion, she builds confidence, allowing for their authentic voice to emerge. All levels are welcome, teenagers to elders. Please visit www.elizabethlavenue.com
As a minister and singer, she brings her full voice to officiating and performing at weddings around the Pacific Northwest. Drawing inspiration from traditional as well as contemporary writings, she guides each family in co-creating a ceremony that honors all faith traditions. Please visit www.pdxmusicminister.com for customized weddings, memorials, and other life transition ceremonies.
In the community, Elizabeth is co-creating an online program to improve the recovery and well-being of those with lung conditions through singing and breathwork. Classes are tentatively starting in March, 2022 (more information coming soon).