My daughter has taken lessons with Elizabeth for a couple of years: she's learned a lot as a flute player (and she went from wanting to quit to now seeing the flute as a lifelong instrumenther band teacher said "don't quit: take private lessons, you'll see!" and it was true). In addition to taking lessons, working with Elizabeth on the ensemble performances has been *excellent*. Also Elizabeth helps us keep on top of things I'd forget (when to get the flute maintained, for example). She is definitely more than a weekly teacher: she really cares about the student as a person (my daughter feels very close to her), and about music and music history, and about creating events for her studio that range widely and offer different (& cool) experiences (performances in an art gallery on First Friday, at Holiday Harmony in downtown Scottsdale, at a poetry conference on a college campus, in nursing homes and churches, etc etc...). She's very thoughtful and she shows this with lots of small touches that give students a sense of being really cared about and supported. I think we've been very lucky to know her!