Elisabeth studied at the Victorian College of the Arts under Miriam Morris completing her degree in 1989. She did further postgraduate studies with Nelson Cooke (London Symphony Orchestra) and David Berlin (Melbourne Symphony) and worked as a freelance musician and teacher in and around Melbourne before coming to live in Castlemaine with her three children. She is passionate about music education and teaches cello at Castlemaine Secondary College, Girton Grammar School and Alice Miller School. As often as possible Elisabeth performs with chamber ensembles and as soloist. Elisabeth sings soprano in an 8 piece vocal group, 37 Degrees South that focuses on 20th and 21st century vocal repertoire. She has completed a Masters of Primary Teaching.