Welcome to my website. I am a private piano instructor and collaborative pianist in the California Bay Area, frequently presenting concerts, lecture-recitals and master classes throughout the United States and abroad. Before relocating to Pleasanton, previous faculty posts were at Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Harid Conservatory of Music.

I am currently accepting students for private piano instruction, as well as musicians in need of a collaborative pianist.


Dr. Tomlin holds a Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, Master of Music from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A sought-after collaborative pianist with over 200 works in her repertoire, she has performed throughout the United States with such artists and ensembles as British clarinetist Janet Hilton, former NY Philharmonic principal oboist Joseph Robinson, Martin Kuuskmann, Laura Gilbert, Shigeru Ishikawa, the Mallarme Chamber Players, Blue Mountain Ensemble, Ciompi Quartet, and the Carolina Wind Quintet. Most recently she toured through Saint Petersburg, Russia with flutist Brooks DeWetter Smith, presenting master classes and concerts. She was the coordinator of the piano accompanying programs at Indiana University and the Harid Conservatory of Music, and hasbeen a chamber coach at the UNC Chamber Workshop, American String Workshop, and Depauw University.  Her solo appearances have taken her to the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, Dudley Profile Series at Harvard University, and concerto performances with orchestras in Illinois, Indiana and North Carolina.

A recent performance of the Schumann Piano Concerto received high praise, John Lambert of Classical Voice of North Carolina declaring it “so good, indeed, that I’d urge anyone to go out of the way to hear Tomlin again.”  Elizabeth often premieres works by established and emerging composers such as T.J. Anderson, Derek Bermel, Thomas Dempster, and George Lam. Her passion for teaching aspiring young musicians has also put her in demand as a master class clinician, lecturer and adjudicator.