Elizabeth was born in Baltimore and began her musical training at the Peabody Institute at age five with Dorothy Maevers. At age eight, she played the rarely performed Mozart F Major Concerto with the Peabody Orchestra under the direction of Lois Cheslock. Elizabeth gave her first full piano recital at the Peabody at the age of 10.
At age 12 she was offered a scholarship to the Curtis Institute of Philadelphia, where she studied with Isabelle Vengerova and Mieczyslaw Horszowski. While completing her degree there, Elizabeth was a member of the piano faculty.
Elizabeth's performing experience has included solo appearances with the National Symphony in Washington and with the Baltimore Symphony. She has been a pianist with the Philadelphia Trio since 1972. Elizabeth has been on the faculties of the University of Delaware, The Wilmington Music School, the Settlement Music School and the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts.
Presently, Elizabeth heads the Piano Department at Baldwin, and serves as an adjunct Professor of Music at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.