Lizze Chan - Foxley - Violin, Viola & Piano Teacher




Lizze began her musical studies recieving lessons off violin and viola lessons with David Hadwin, piano lesson with Mary Lunn and Alto Saxophone lessons with Diane Armshaw. She completed a BMus (Hons) degree reading music at Birmingham Conservatoire after being awarded a full scholarship. Her first study instrument was the viola where she studied with Rose Redgrave, Robin Ireland, Louise Lansdown and Emmanuella Reiter.

During the last 6 six years, Lizze has been teaching privately in both South Derbyshire and Birmingham, teaching violin, viola, piano, saxophone, music theory and jazz vocals. Before moving to Birmingham Conservatoire, Lizze was a member of: EMYJO, John Port Ensembles, Tutbury Windband, CCYO and Derby City Orchestra and String Group.

Lizze likes to play all genres of music. These include: CBSO Youth Orchestra, Amadeus Orchestra, Manchester University Orchestra, Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Conservatoire Pops Orchestra, Viola Ensemble, Birmingham Conservatoire Opera and Birmingham Conservatoire Composers Ensemble - an ensemble giving many world premiers of compositional and foreign exchange works.

Currently a major area of work is collaborating with bands, film makers and composers including: Example, Plan Bs trumpeter and saxophonist, Goodnight Lenin, Waster Paper Opera Company, Crash Week, Flat Pack Festival, King Ministries, The Mourning Suns, Giles Peterson, The Midnight Bonfires, Anushka, Monique and The Steady Hands.

Not only does Lizze teach for Music Academy for Schools, but is an ensemble director for South Derbyshire Music Service and viola tutor at Kings Norton Boys School.



"How old were you when you began learning your instrument?"
I started the piano at the age of seven, pogressing onto the violin. After moving to secondary school I began the alto saxophone and viola.

"Do you like scales?"
No! But, once learnt they will benefit you for the rest of your musical career.

"If you didn't work in music, what would your next choice be?"
I have no idea, music has been such a dominant part of my life I don't know any different and quite honestly don't want to!






Send Lizze an email: info@music-academy-for-schools.com

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