Eliza Perkins has been classically trained on clarinet for eighteen years. She attended the Governorís School for the Arts in Norfolk, Virginia during her youth where she studied under the direction of Old Dominion Universityís clarinet professor Dennis Zeisler. She then pursued a music career at Oklahoma City University under the direction of Dr. Stacey DiPaolo and Professor Bradford Behn and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Clarinet Performance in 2013. She has performed as principal clarinetist in countless musicals, operas, wind philharmonics, orchestras, and chamber groups throughout her career. Eliza loves teaching clarinet to all ages. Her style of teaching is individualized for personal growth of the student. Her philosophies are universally grounded towards self-expression, self-confidence, and a driven love and passion towards creating musical synergy.