THE FOUNDER

ELIZABETH FULLINGTON, HER STORY

Elizabeth grew up in South America an English-Speaking country called Guyana, formerly British Guiana. She began piano lessons with her mother Ruby Holland and began helping to teach in her mother’s studio at the age of twelve.

Elizabeth earned her LRSM - the Licentiate of Music - from the Royal Schools of Music, a Diploma in Choreography and Dance from the Kingston Teacher’s College in Georgetown, Guyana, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Guyana. After, migrating to the United States, Elizabeth worked in Corporate America and continued teaching music part-time. She later set up the Ruby Holland School of Music, and established an alliance with the Orlando Music Club, the Florida Federation of Music, and the National Guild of Piano Teachers. Her students have participated successfully at local, state, and international competitions and festivals both in Piano Performance and Music Composition.

She has served as president for the Lake District Chapter of the Florida Federation of Music and served on their Board of Directors, and as an adjudicator for piano performance at both the District and State Levels for the Florida Federation of Music As an active member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers, she serves as a faculty member on The Piano Guild Board of Judges. She pioneered a study abroad program for her students, collaborating with the music department University of Central Florida. The program was a huge success which led to her including summer international music studies as part of her school’s curriculum. Over the past 10 years, many of her students have benefited from studies at the International Festival for Creative Pianist, Boise Idaho; the International Music Academy, Colombes, France, the Les Arc Music Festival in the French Alps and the Orfeo Music Festival in Vipiteno Italy. Mrs. Fullington manages the Ruby Holland Foundation and is able to continue her passion for helping young musician.