Liz Lambson

Author's details

Name: Liz Lambson
Date registered: July 15, 2011
URL: http://www.kennedyviolins.com

Biography

Liz Lambson, bassist, luthier, and writer, is performer from Colorado Springs, Colorado. With a music degree from Brigham Young University, Liz has performed with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, Ballet West, Vancouver Symphony, Columbia Symphony, American Festival Orchestra, the Bach Cantata Choir, and Utah Shakespeare Festival as well as several rock, folk, and jazz bands. Liz has performed with notable artists such as Peter Cetera, Audra McDonald, Renee Fleming, Sissel, and Michael Martin Murphy, and on movie soundtracks including Forever Strong (2008). She released an album of original folk songs in 2006 (Liz Rhodes, Red and Yellow) on guitar and vocals. Liz and her husband moved to Oregon in 2009. She enjoys writing, cross stitching, woodworking, painting, and spending time with her two charming sons.

Latest posts

  1. 2016 Instrument Scholarship Essay Contest — April 16, 2016
  2. Support Young Musicians through Better Bows! — March 4, 2016
  3. Music Careers for Your Personality Type — February 24, 2016
  4. Congratulations, Leah Kramaric! — February 19, 2016
  5. Congratulations, Emily Chisholm! — February 9, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. Common String Instrument Repairs — 15 comments
  2. 15 Tips to Successfully Sight Read — 9 comments
  3. Safe Travels: 8 Tips for Transporting Musical Instruments — 8 comments
  4. Busking: Taking It to the Streets — 6 comments
  5. How to Keep Classical Music Alive — 4 comments

Author's posts listings

Apr 16

2016 Instrument Scholarship Essay Contest

The Kennedy Violins 2016 Instrument Scholarship Essay Contest is an exciting opportunity for us to reward dedicated violin and viola students in Oregon and Washington states with the gift of a free violin or viola! Each contestant may enter by submitting a two-page, double-spaced essay exploring the following question: What skills do learning an instrument help you develop for …

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Mar 04

Support Young Musicians through Better Bows!

Kennedy Violins is honored to support Better Bows, a fundraising campaign with a goal to provide the local Wy’East Middle School Orchestra of Vancouver, Washington with high-quality carbon fiber bows for use in the classroom. We invite you to donate and support this great cause! How does it work? “Bowbrarians” will care for a complete …

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Feb 24

Music Careers for Your Personality Type

Are you wondering where you might best fit in your local music community? Check out this infographic shared with us by Emily Parker with collegematchup.net. As you’ll see, the multi-faceted music industry has a place for all personality types! Source: CollegeMatchup.net Tweet

Feb 19

Congratulations, Leah Kramaric!

We are always thrilled to receive great news from members of the Kennedy Violins family all over the world. Congratulations to seven-year-old Leah Kramaric from Zagreb, Croatia, who recently won first prize in the regional Croatian competition playing on a Louis Carpini G2 Violin from Kennedy Violins! Leah is now qualified for the national competition, the largest in …

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Feb 09

Congratulations, Emily Chisholm!

We love hearing success stories from performers throughout the nation playing on Kennedy Violins instruments. Congratulations to Emily Chisholm from Porter, Indiana, who recently performed and scored gold in her first competition held by the Indiana State School Music Association! Emily plays on our most popular instrument, the Ricard Bunnel G2 Violin. In the words …

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Dec 02

12 Days of Stringed Savings

This holiday season, Kennedy Violins can’t wait to offer you seasonal surprises for twelve days straight. With a new deal revealed every day from December 1-12, check back often to find savings on your wish list of items including our most popular instruments, accessories, and staff picks. ’Tis the season to make some music! Tweet

Sep 15

Jayden Halverson Wins Wisconsin State Fair Junior Fiddler’s Contest on a Kennedy Violins Gerard

Congratulations to twelve-year-old fiddler Jayden Halverson for winning first prize in the 2015 Wisconsin State Fair Junior Fiddler’s Contest! Jayden is in her fourth year playing the violin, currently studying Suzuki Violin School, Volume 4. We are proud to share that her winning performance was played on one of our favorite instruments, Kennedy Violins’ Anton Gerard Violin. We hope …

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Jul 31

Wood & Water: What If My Violin Gets Wet?

“Earth!” “Wind” “Fire!” “Water!” The Power Rangers were on to something when it comes to nature’s elements. These substances, while so simple, can wield great power alone and in combination with each other. At Kennedy Violins, you’ll find water not only for drinking, but on hand in the process of working on violins. Water plays a …

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Apr 23

A GUIDE TO TEACHING CHILDREN MUSIC – Principle 2: “Self-Initiated Learning vs. Imposition”

“Children learn best when the learning is self-initiated, arising from their own curiosity and interests, rather than imposed on them.” – Aletha Solter, Ph.D., “Principles of Learning” Newton hit the nail on the head with his third law of motion: “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Try verbally or physically trying to …

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Apr 15

A GUIDE TO TEACHING CHILDREN MUSIC – Principle 1: “The Ability and Desire to Learn”

“All children are born with the desire and the ability to learn.” – Aletha Solter, Ph.D., “Principles of Learning” THE ABILITY TO LEARN Young students come to lessons at Kennedy Violins with minds like blank slates.  From the start, children are born with brains like sponges—you’ve heard the comparison before. Sounds, sights, movements, and smells engage the brain …

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