Elisabeth Romano is a graduate of Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School. Currently she is principal bassoonist with the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra, Rockland Symphony, North Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and Ridgefield Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Elisabeth is an active teacher and wind coach in the Hudson Valley region. Since 1996, she has been with the music department at Vassar College. She also teaches at Bard College, Mountain Laurel Waldorf School, and in her private teaching studio. Elisabeth created Reed Expertise in 2007 and is a provider of bassoon reeds and processed cane to professional and student bassoonists in the US.