Cameo Haaksma Elzinga teaches piano and music appreciation at GRCC. In addition to teaching at GRCC, she maintains a private piano studio and adjudicates various piano competitions and festivals. Previously she taught elementary and middle school music and choir in the Kentwood and Rockford public school systems and she holds a current K-12 teaching certification.
Cameo received a Bachelor’s degree in vocal music education from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. She received a Master’s degree in piano performance with emphasis in piano pedagogy and music education from Western Michigan University, where she taught piano techniques and received the Excellence in Teaching award. She continues to perform locally in a variety of venues as both soloist and accompanist.