Elizabeth C. Axford has had over 2,500 usages of her tracks in films, TV shows and commercials, bumpers, promos, videos, and new media projects, including The Chosen One starring Rob Schneider and Steve Buscemi, Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawings, The Sacred Bee, and many other indie films. Her tracks have been used during multiple episodes of 525+ TV programs including new episodes, syndicated reruns, and movies shown on TV on 48 networks. Liz's music can also be heard on CDs, digital compilations, websites, video games, apps, ringtones, greeting cards, and gift bags.
Liz is an active member of ASCAP, NARAS, NSAI, NAMM, MTNA, and MTAC. She has voted on and attended The Grammys since 2000 and numerous industry events in LA, Nashville, and Miami since 1989. During her 20-year tenure as NSAI Regional Workshop Coordinator in Miami and San Diego Liz was responsible for over 300 monthly workshops, songwriter showcases, and special events. She has received service awards from NSAI, songwriting awards, and six ASCAP PLUS Awards.
Liz has an M. A. in Music from SDSU and a B. A. in Music from the University of Illinois. She currently facilitates music and arts courses for the University of Phoenix online. During her 30 years of teaching studio piano and voice she has held numerous recitals with her students. Her teaching studio received the Best of Del Mar award seven years in a row for 2008-2014. Liz is the author of Traditional World Music Influences in Contemporary Solo Piano Literature, Song Sheets to Software - A Guide to Print Music, Software, Instructional Media, and Web Sites for Musicians, and Music Apps for Musicians and Music Teachers, published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Used to teach children the English alphabet in kindergartens, pre-schools, and homes around the world; theme is that used by Mozart for his piano variations "Ah, vous dirai-je, maman"; sweet, uplifting melody in a charming arrangement; perfect for any children's product or film/TV project. Instrumental, Childrens, Childrens Instrumentals
Aka "Bingo Was His Name-O" and "There Was a Farmer Had a Dog"; children's song of obscure origin; song involves spelling the name of a dog, with increasing letters replaced with handclaps on each repetition; piano arrangement great for any children's film, TV, or video project, or advertisement. Instrumental, Childrens, Childrens Instrumentals
Popular English nursery rhyme first published in 1806 in "Rhymes for the Nursery;" sung to the tune of the French melody "Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman" (1761); Roud Folk Song Index number of 7666; sweet, lifting melody in a charming arrangement; perfect for any children's product or film/TV project. Instrumental, Childrens, Nursery Rhymes
Playful musical depiction of a childhood little prankster by Romantic Era German composer Cornelius Gurlitt; the hands chase one another as an adult might do a misbehaving child; great for a scene in a film or TV project or video game where the child is running from the parent; solo piano piece. Instrumental, Childrens, Childrens Instrumentals
Descriptive piano solo instrumental depicting toy soldiers including horn or trumpet sounds; children's piano piece; Romantic Era public domain piano miniature or salon piece by Russian composer Vladimir Rebikov. Instrumental, Childrens, Childrens Instrumentals
"Frère Jacques" (in English sometimes called "Brother John" or "Brother Peter" or "Are You Sleeping?") is a French nursery melody; the song is traditionally sung in a round; dreamy arrangement perfect for any children's film, TV or video project, toy, or commercial. Instrumental, Childrens, Nursery Rhymes
Humpty Dumpty is a character in an English language nursery rhyme; typically portrayed as an egg and has appeared or been referred to in a large number of works of literature and popular culture; Roud Folk Song Index number of 13026; fun, playful arrangement great for any children's project or toy. Instrumental, Childrens, Nursery Rhymes
Descriptive, characteristic solo piano instrumental by late Romantic Era Russian composer and pianist Vladimir Ivanovich Rebikov; sweet, tender melody perfect for a lullaby or scene with a child sleeping in a film, TV, or video project; 2/4 meter, G Major, ending on the V (D); contrasting sections. Instrumental, Childrens, Childrens Instrumentals
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