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Piano Press Studio Urbana, Illinois
Contact Details
Name:   Elizabeth C. Axford
Phone:   (619)-884-1401
Website:   Click here to go to my website
Facebook:   Click here to go to my Facebook page
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Last Update:    2019-07-18 07:42:01
Urbana, Champaign, Savoy, Mahomet, Champaign County



Elizabeth C. Axford is an award-winning songwriter and pianist with 36 years in the music industry. The owner of Piano Press Studio, Liz has had over 3000 usages of her solo classical piano recordings, instrumental arrangements, and original songs in films, TV shows, videos, commercials, bumpers, transitions, and promos. Her tracks have been heard during multiple episodes of 525+ broadcasts, including new episodes of network and cable TV shows, newscasts, syndicated TV shows and reruns, TV movies, and movies shown on TV on 50 networks. Film placements include The Chosen One starring Rob Schneider and Steve Buscemi, Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawings, The Sacred Bee, and numerous independent films. Her music can be heard on CDs, digital compilations, websites, video games, apps, ringtones, greeting cards, and gift items. Liz is an active member of ASCAP, NARAS, NSAI, NAMM, MTNA, and MTAC. She has voted on and attended The Grammys since 2000 and numerous industry events since 1989. During her 20-year tenure as NSAI Regional Workshop Coordinator in Miami and San Diego, she was responsible for over 300 monthly songwriting workshops, showcases, and special events. She has received service awards from NSAI, songwriting awards, and seven ASCAP PLUS Awards. Liz has an M.A. in Music from SDSU and a B.A. in Music from the Univ. of Illinois. Her first industry job after graduating college in 1982 was with the Mark Foster Music Company. During her 35 years of teaching studio piano and voice, Liz has held numerous recitals with her students. Her teaching studio received the Best of Del Mar, CA 11 years in a row, 2008-2018. She currently facilitates music and arts courses for the UOP online. Liz is the author of Traditional World Music Influences in Contemporary Solo Piano Literature, Song Sheets to Software - A Guide to Print Music, Software, Instructional Media, and Web Sites for Musicians, and Music Apps for Musicians and Music Teachers, published by Rowman & Littlefield.


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