Elizabeth Koontz Music Studio
Voice and Piano Lessons
Welcome to the Elizabeth Koontz Music Studio! I am a professional soprano and private voice and piano teacher. I have been teaching for over 15 years. I aim to be a supportive, knowledgeable and inspiring teacher who nurtures each student’s unique talents and accommodates their individual learning style.
Lessons are given on a pre-WWII Knabe full grand piano and are held weekly at the same day/time. All students are invited to participate in the yearly Spring Studio Recital held at the beautiful Mariemont Community Chapel in Cincinnati, Ohio. My Kimball baby grand piano resides there for the recitals.
About Elizabeth Koontz, Soprano
Elizabeth Koontz has been passionate about singing and music since she sang her first church solo at the age of 5. Her voice has been heard in opera houses and concert halls nationwide. Her interpretations of standard and modern classical repertoire have garnered praise from critics such as Opera News, who have described her as a “Strong, Stirring and Agile Soprano,” and “Golden-Voiced.”
After graduating with her Master of Music degree in Voice from Indiana University and enjoying many years of performing as an opera singer across the country, Ms. Koontz settled back in her hometown of Cincinnati, OH, where she lives with her son, Liam, and their dog, Ladybug. Elizabeth teaches private voice and piano lessons in her home studio and has been teaching for over 15 years. She enjoys teaching people of all ages and levels in her community.
Before moving back to Cincinnati, Elizabeth was an active performer with orchestras and opera houses nationwide. In the San Francisco Bay Area, she frequently sang with The Bayview Opera House and was a resident artist under the Late Mayor Edwin Lee. She has also sung with The Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra, The Opera Theater of St. Louis, Central City Opera in Central City, CO, and the Indiana University Opera Theater.
Ms. Koontz regularly sings for official events across the city of Cincinnati and for local churches, such as Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Hyde Park Community United Methodist, Christ’s Church at Mason, The Indian Hill Church, the Cincinnati Vineyard, State Avenue United Methodist, and Grace United Methodist Church.
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Master of Music in Voice Performance, 2008
Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance, 2006
Concert and Opera Experience
Soprano Soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with The Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra, Sacramento, CA
Soloist for private concerts for the Late Mayor Edwin Lee of San Francisco, CA
Young Artist with Opera Theater of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Young Artist with Central City Opera, Central City, CO
Artist with Indiana University Opera Theater, Bloomington, IN
Roles include Pousette (Manon), Fiakermilli (Arabella), Tytania Queen of the Fairies (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Nun (Dialogues des Carmelites)
Soloist at Winter Wonderland Bayview Opera House, San Francisco, CA
Soloist for Wreaths Across America Televised Ceremony, Presidio National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA
Featured Artist for Jazz Night presented by Bayview Opera House and Radio Africa & Kitchen, San Francisco, CA
Featured Artist for Concert Series at Colosseo Ristorante in North Beach, San Francisco, CA
Soloist with Cincinnati's Jump 'n' Jive Show Band, Cincinnati, OH
Soloist for 60th Anniversary Concert Indian Hill Church, Cincinnati, OH
Soloist with Middletown Civic Chorus and Orchestra, Middletown, OH
Featured Artist at Cincinnati Vineyard Community Church, Cincinnati, OH
Interested in voice or piano lessons?
Contact me today to set up an introductory lesson!