With a professional drumming career spanning 30 years, Liz’s diverse rhythmic adventures began at the early age of ten. By age 18 she began her professional career as a drum set player and singer. From 1986 to the mid ‘90s Liz toured and recorded with many professional artists in Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, and Nashville. She eventually settled in Lake Tahoe and partnered with singer/songwriter/guitarist and producer Wesley Orsolic. They produced two albums with their original project “Raw Nature”. During this time Liz’s interest and exploration deepened in the area of world percussion. With further study of Afro-Cuban and African rhythms, she opened the door to teaching at Lake Tahoe Community College and elsewhere in the region.
Despite many years of playing drum set professionally, it was through teaching Liz developed a better understanding of why people have drummed since the beginning of time. As an educator, she discovered a new passion for serving others; a gift that coincided with her rhythmic talent. With a fresh approach, Liz set out to create new outlets that combined her love of performance with education and purpose, all falling under the heading of Drumchik Productions. The DURGA show evolved after years of careful thought, creative development, outreach programs and two books. With a different approach to entertainment, “Performance with Purpose,” Liz carries a message that engages and inspires community.