Elizabeth Hemphill has been a music student, with varying degrees of success, since the age of four, and taught piano privately for about 10 years, until founding Herbie’s Spices with her husband in 1997. She has been actively involved in the policy-making, administration and day-to-day running of this small, innovative family business. Liz authored Your First Book of Herb Gardening in 1977, and co-wrote Herbaceous (2003) and Spicery (2004). Besides working in the business, she continues music studies.
Liz grew up in a music-filled home in North Queensland, where her father was a founder and principal flute of the North Queensland Symphony Orchestra in the 1960’s. After graduating from NIDA in 1969, she worked professionally in live theatre for some years. Liz was a member of the board of The Hills Grammar School in its early days, serving from 1982-3, and for a period of 10 years, she ran the secretariat for The Food Media Club.
Music – listening, sharing, performing – has always been an important part of Liz’s life, and she is keen to see all aspects of music made as accessible as possible to those who seek it.
History of Conservatorium
We seek to inspire our Central Coast community to engage in and value music as an integral part of life through comprehensive music education and artistic endeavour.