Liz Craig Pianist Toronto Wedding Event Music Classial Jazz pianist jazz pianist

10 Fun Facts

  1. I've been playing the piano since I was 9, and teaching piano since I was 15.

  2. I've been playing weddings for 8 years now! It's the best job ever.

  3. I am NOT a morning person. I usually wake up around 11 am.

  4. I am a speed reader and I devour books. My average is a new novel every few days.

  5. My favourite genres to read and watch are true crime, thriller and horror.

  6. I'm a cat lady and currently have a 7 year old tabby named Bean.

  7. I love learning languages! Right now I'm working on French and Japanese.

  8. I've been vegetarian since 2014. Ever since seeing Cowspiracy.

  9. I feel so comfortable in the city and in crowds, and start getting anxious in a wide open space or the country side. (I do play lots of weddings in the great outdoors though, and since music is my happy place it all works out!)

  10. I'm married to my high school sweetheart. And before you ask, he isn't a musician - he's a theoretical physicist. 

Hi, there, I'm Liz Craig, an award winning, Toronto-based pianist with a passion for making every event special through live music. I offer custom tailored piano performances for over 100 weddings and events each year in southern Ontario. I am the proud recipient of the Best of Weddings award from the Knot.com for live wedding music. While classically trained, I perform a wide variety of styles of music including my own arrangements of jazz and the newest popular songs. I love using my music to help others celebrate important moments!

 

Besides performing regularly, I have been teaching piano and music theory lessons since 2006. I provide a student-centered curriculum which focuses on developing musical literacy from beginning to advanced levels. I also have experience adjudicating at ten different musical festivals and am a past member of both the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators’ Association and the RCM College of Examiners. I am quite active with my local Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association where I serve as Past President of the Central Toronto Branch.

 

In case you want to learn more about me and how I got started playing weddings and events, take a listen to this interview on the Top Music podcast.

 

In my formative years, I had the privilege of studying with Juilliard alumnus Dr. David Moroz at the University of Manitoba where I graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance. I also hold ARCT Diplomas in both Piano Performance and Pedagogy.