PSCS Teaching Staff member, Liana Green, has a story that started with the trumpet: she began playing in 5th grade band and by middle school, she knew that making music was how she wanted to spend her time. While the trumpet was her true love, she was encouraged her to learn many other instruments in high school (in order to stave off boredom!) and there were often school music concerts where she was playing as many as four different instruments in one evening. She also played rock ‘n roll with a pack of boys, working the illustrious under-age music scene in Edmonds in the mid 90’s.
Liana went on to receive a BA in music from Western Washington University, and chasing her dream to make a living playing trumpet, she moved to Boston and earned a master’s degree in Orchestral Studies from The New England Conservatory of Music. She launched her professional career in the northeast, playing in symphony orchestras and musical theatre pit orchestras throughout New England.
As her journey continued, she spent time in Seattle and Denver, freelancing in diverse settings from orchestras to jazz to recording studios and beyond; she taught private lessons, worked as a music engraver/copyist (she worked on film scores such as Blade: Trinity and The Sandlot 2) and spent time as an orchestra librarian.
In 2007, she made her way back home to the Seattle area and accepted a teaching staff position at PSCS, where she develops and implements the music curriculum—in addition to maintaining the library, acting as a college counselor and coaching the rock climbers!
Having completed her time on the trumpet, Liana has spent the past 10 years playing the trombone and bass trombone in various rock/soul/funk bands, orchestras, and jazz bands throughout the Northwest. She lives in Bothell with her wife Katie (a cancer-curing scientist and trumpet player) and their 5-year-old son Jeo.
B.A. Music, Western Washington University & Fairhaven College; M.M. Trumpet Performance & Orchestral Studies, New England Conservatory of Music