About your instructor

ElizabethElizabeth Raihala
Vocalist & Pianist, is a graduate of the College of St. Scholastica with a degree in Music Education, with an emphasis on vocal and choral music, and a minor in psychology.  Along with over 30 years of piano, voice and classroom teaching experience, she is active in Music Ministry and choral activities.  She enjoys helping her students foster a life-long love of music, and have had many students win MMTA, MTNA competitions, as well as pursuing music in college and beyond.

Her professional affiliations presently include serving as Secretary of the Duluth Music Teachers Association, (which is affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs), and as District Contest Chairperson, State Voice contest Chair for the Minnesota Music Teachers Association. 

She is nationally certified through the Music Teachers National Association and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

Liz also serves as a staff accompanist for the University of Minnesota-Duluth’s Theater Department, playing for the sophomore musical theater acting class and the senior audition class, as well as playing for some of their musicals. In addition also serves as staff Music Director at Hope United Methodist Church.


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Liz always is available for playing and or singing at weddings, funerals or other special events.