Woodwinds / Brass

Elizabeth Day holds Professional Certification in Music K-12 from New York State. She completed a Master of Arts in Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia 

University and a Bachelor of Music in Bassoon Performance from The Crane School of  Music at SUNY Potsdam. Elizabeth completed Level I certification in Kodaly 

Methodology from NYU Steinhardt in 2012, and continues to participate in workshops  and conferences using methodologies of Kodaly, Orff, and Dalcroze Eurhythmics to 

inspire and inform her music teaching.


Elizabeth believes that music learning should be a fun and inspirational experience, while also teaching persistence, tenacity, and self-discipline.  Her philosophy of teaching

is to approach teaching music to the whole child-through experiencing music through singing, moving, visualizing, and playing.  She emphasizes the importance of being

musically literate: understanding pitches, rhythm, dynamics, and articulation.  Her theory is, “If you can sing it, you can play it!”


Elizabeth Day currently teaches K-3 General Music Teacher for Battery Park City School PS/IS 276 in Manhattan, NY. Prior to her current position, Elizabeth taught K-8

general music, elementary band, adaptive music, and pre-kindergarten and kindergarten general music. In addition, Elizabeth has taught group piano lessons for

young children and taught beginning to intermediate level students at Arete Music Academy in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey and had her own private studio in Northern

New York.  


Elizabeth is an active performer; she accompanies student soloists for music festivals and local choirs, along with subbing for accompanists for area festivals. As a bassoonist,

she  currently holds the principal chair in Westchester Symphonic Winds and has performed with TreasureHouse Music, New York Wind Symphony, Ridgewood Symphony,

Ramsey Wind Symphony, Chelsea Symphony, The Orchestra of Northern New York, Northern Symphonic Winds, along with pit orchestras for local school musical productions.