Professional and Passionate

Meet the Teachers

EMS knows the quality of their programs are result of amazing teachers. We are proud of the instructors that have chosen to call EMS home.
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Elizabeth Morris, M. Music, NCTM | Piano

Elizabeth Morris, NCTM has wanted to be a pianist since she was five years old. She earned her Master’s of Music in Music Education and Technology from Boston University and her Bachelor’s of Music in Piano Performance from Washington State University. She worked as a worship pastor and music director at a large church for 10 years, where she learned to master the lead sheet. While she loves classical music and manages a very rigorous classical OMTA Syllabus program, her real love is popular styles, gospel, R&B, and jazz, and she loves being able to inspire young musicians.

Elizabeth owns and leads Elizabeth’s Music Studio LLC in Camas, WA, a rapidly growing multi-teacher music school. Elizabeth is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM), a licensed teacher of the Let’s Play Music early childhood education curriculum, certified with the Technology Institute of Music Educators (TI:ME), the elected Vice President and President elect of the local Washington Clark County Chapter (MTACC), and an active member of the Portland chapter of OMTA.
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Annalisa Peru, BM | Voice

Annalisa Peru has a deep passion for teaching and helping students discover the joy of music. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a focus in Vocal Pedagogy and Musical Theater through Thomas Edison State University. Annalisa is classically trained in music, but one of her favorite styles is musical theatre. She has eight years of experience teaching voice and dance for Journey Theater Arts Group, where she has served on artistic teams for several musicals like Frozen, Into the Woods, Lion King, and the Secret Garden. She has been featured as a soloist and lead performer in musicals like Disney's Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, and Mary Poppins. She was a member of the Clark College's Women's Choral Ensemble and featured as a soloist for multiple festivals, concerts, and competitions. Outside of musical theatre, Annalisa teaches at Agape Christian Academy as the preschool music teacher and 5th grade choir teacher. Annalisa lives in Battle Ground where she loves spending time with her family. Music holds a special place in her heart! Helping students discover the talents they have, developing those skills, and sharing that joy with others is the greatest success students can achieve.
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Brienne Morris | Piano + Early Childhood Music

 Brienne began playing piano at the age of 7, studying privately well into high school. Along the way, she developed a broader appreciation of music and exposure to musical instruments. In addition to the piano, she is highly proficient in clarinet, which she played throughout her school years. A particularly earnest musical director encouraged her exposure to trombone, flute, piccolo, and vibes in both symphonic and jazz bands. 

After high school, she pursued a degree in early childhood development and a career in portrait photography, focusing (pun fully intended) on newborns, maternity, and families. Throughout her school years, she raised her own children and cared for many others as a nanny and daycare provider. All the while, Brienne's home has been continually filled with music, and a song is always within an arms' reach.

Brienne is excited for the opportunity to share her love of both music and young learners. She appreciates that each student is different, and has the skills to provide the instruction and coaching needed to make the most of their experience. Regardless of their musical goals, she knows the benefits of musical instruction and exposure from an early age.

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Heather Krane, M.Mus. | Voice

Heather Krane is a classically trained soprano with a passion for teaching others the joy of singing! She earned a Master’s of Music from Boston University and her Bachelor’s of Music from Biola University in Vocal Performance and is a current member of the Cascade Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). While classical is her favorite she enjoys singing all styles of music including musical theatre, choral and pop. She has performed with the Fresno Master Chorale, Tulare County Symphony, Visalia Opera Company, Kings Symphony, and as a Young Artist with Opera San Luis Obispo.  Favorite roles include Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), Mabel (Pirates of Penzance), Carrie (Carousel) and La Princesse (L’enfant et les Sortileges). Heather also enjoys teaching music and leading the choir at Camas Christian Academy. Heather and her family recently relocated to Camas from Central California. She loves going on adventures with her husband Josh, and kids Burton and Josie. You can hear Heather perform here!
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Jake Rust | Guitar & Bass

Jake Rust has been around for 24 years and for half of those, he has been dedicating his time to perfecting the guitar. He uses it as a tool to express those inner emotions that transcend language and must be brought out through song. His tastes include many classics, like Jimi Hendrix, Pink Flloyd, The Doors, and Led Zeppelin. There are many other influences stretching far and wide. Jake is just happy to be playing, teaching, and doing what he loves. You can hear Jake's playing here!
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Karah Huld | Early Childhood Music

Karah has loved music her whole life. She grew up in a musical family and has a huge passion for all music. She enjoys a wide variety of musical genres from pop, country, contemporary Christian, oldies, and alternative. She started her love for guitar at the age of 13; her very first guitar teacher was her dad. She went on to study voice and guitar from Elizabeth, and continues to grow her musical passion. You can often find Ms. Karah with the younger students, singing, dancing, and possibly rolling around on the floor, teaching preschool music and movement both at Elizabeth's Music Studio LLC and at Camas Christian Academy. You can reach Karah at karahh@emscamas.com.
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Marcella Cody | Piano

Marcella finds so much joy in teaching all ages about music and the piano! Her love of piano began when her mom taught her to play at age 4. She began teaching piano lessons at the age of 15, and studied music theory and music history in college. Marcella took a break to work in the medical world for a while, and then resumed teaching piano lessons part time in 2004. Continuing part time piano teaching, she worked as a preschool-8th grade music teacher and group piano instructor from 2011-2016 at a local school. She moved to teaching piano lessons full time in 2016. Marcella’s first love is classical music (Chopin and Revel are some of her favorite composers), but she also enjoys playing and singing pop music and worship songs at church. She is fascinated by music history and finds that sharing origin stories about composers, their compositions, and the piano, makes things a lot more interesting for her students. Marcella also plays the violin and the viola, is a yoga therapist at a local chiropractic clinic, and teaches fitness classes at local studio, Barre3.
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Noah Morris | Piano

Noah Morris is completing his music major studies at Clark College. He has been playing the piano for 11 years and is constantly looking for a new piece to play. Noah has been playing classical piano since he was 9 years old, and has been on his church's worship team since he was 13. When he's not practicing the piano, Noah loves to spend his time learning any other instrument he can get his hands on, or improvising and composing his own music. He has been teaching students at Elizabeth's Music Studio for three years and his favorite thing about teaching is getting to foster relationships with his students.
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Aidan | Assistant Piano Teacher

Aidan has been playing piano for 10 years, starting lessons when he was five. He enjoys playing pop songs on the piano and also likes playing jazz piano for his school. At his high school, he partakes in three different music classes, playing various percussion instruments and the piano. He loves music and loves sharing his skill and passion with others.
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Angela | Assistant Piano Teacher

Angela is a 15 year old sophomore at Camas High School and has been playing the piano for 8 years. She mainly focuses on classical piano, and her favorite composers are Debussy for his dreamy, harmonic tones and Chopin for his sophisticated waltzes. Angela enjoys the serenity and freedom that playing the piano brings her. She is excited to share her musical journey with others as she begins to teach this year! You can hear Angela's playing here!