Liz Guzman

"The quality and craftsmanship of my Marimba One is simply breathtaking. I am in constant awe of its warmth, resonance and balance every time I play. The innovation and beauty of its design combined with exceptional sound quality sets Marimba One apart from the rest.”

Liz Guzman is an active percussion educator and performer who currently serves as the Percussion Specialist at Arizona School for the Arts in Phoenix, AZ. Her duties at ASA include instructing beginning through advanced levels of percussion and directing the award winning ASA Percussion Ensemble. She received her degree in percussion from Arizona State University in 2004 under the direction of Dr. Douglas Nottingham, Dr. JB Smith, Dr. Mark Sunkett and Bill Wanser. (Phoenix Symphony, retired) In addition to ASA, she maintains a busy private studio where her students have performed and earned honors at the AMEA Solo & Ensemble, Arizona Regional & All State Bands and Orchestra, Curry Summer Music Camp, Berklee Percussion Camp, the AzPAS Solo & Ensemble Festival, Phoenix Youth Symphony and the Academy Drum & Bugle Corp. In 2011 she was named a Surdna Arts Fellow, which granted her the opportunity to study with world-renowned marimbist Naoko Takada. Ms. Guzman regularly performs with various groups around the valley including the Rosewood Rascals Marimba Band, Salt River Brass, and Paseo, a marimba/upright duo with bassist Rob Fix. She is a member of the Arizona Music Educators Association, National Association of Music Education and serves as the President of the Arizona Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society