Liz started playing at the age of ten when she went along to Thurlstone Brass Band and was given a cornet. After a stint on tenor horn and baritone she finally settled on the euphonium. At the age of sixteen she joined Barnsley Metropolitan Band, a band made up of young people from Barnsley schools.
Liz joined Hade Edge Brass Band on solo euphonium when she was studying for a degree in brass band studies at Barnsley College. Liz was asked to join Skelmanthorpe Brass Band a few years later. This followed a stint at Lindley Band, Stannington and Old Silkstone Band before joining Strata Brass where she has been a member for the last five years.