Liza Wallace

Liza W.

Van Nuys, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a Classical, Jazz, and Folk singer. My vocal technique is based on relaxation and I strive to bring out and strengthen the unique quality of each student's voice. I focus on building up vocal strength to sustain performances, expanding vocal range, and learning new repertoire including music in Spanish, Italian, French, and German. I perform as a Jazz and Folk singer throughout the Los Angeles area and have performed leading operatic roles with companies in California and the Mid-West.
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Liza delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 6 to 60 and males 6 to 40

Teaching since:

Liza W. is a professional singer, harpist, and composer. As a soloist and ensemble musician, Liza brings a new dimension to the harp’s role in contemporary music, striving to expand the possibilities for this unique instrument in Jazz, Classical, Folk, Latin, and World music. She grew up immersed in the vibrant musical culture of the San Francisco Bay Area and now is based in Los Angeles. Liza began teaching in high school and loves to share her passion for music with her students. She teaches voice, harp, music theory and history, music composition and arranging, and world music genres including Celtic and Latin music. Liza hold a Master's in Music from USC Thornton School of Music and a Bachelor's in Music from IU Jacobs School of Music.

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Aug 2015 - Present
ARREST Theater Performance Company

Composer, arranger, and MD for this Australian based Performance Company. Most recently collaborated in the development of original work, “Renaceré”, for the Festival de las Almas in Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Wrote vocal and instrumental score, conducted chamber orchestra, directed quartet of singers, performed as featured singer and dancer.

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Music Theory/Singing Teacher
Sep 2013 - Mar 2016
Renaissance Arts Academy

Taught vocal technique and repertoire, music theory, ear training, and music history. Directed the choir, a cappella ensembles, and string chamber groups. Created vocal and instrumental arrangements and compositions.

Harp Instructor
Aug 2013 - May 2015
University of Southern CA Thornton School of Music

Teaching Assistant (TA) to Prof. JoAnn Turovsky. Taught weekly lecture classes on the history of the harp and harp technique as well as private harp lessons for Harp Elective students and Harp Minor students.

World Music Teacher
Jun 2012 - Jul 2013
San Francisco Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

Taught classes on harp technique as well as Mexican, Venezuelan, and Greek repertoire.


Master of Music
Aug 2013 - May 2015
University of Southern CA Thornton School of Music
Bachelor of Music
Aug 2009 - May 2013
Indiana Univserity Jacobs School of Music


Professional Proficiency


1st Prize
Jul 2014
American Harp Society Los Angeles Chapter
Performance Certificate
Apr 2012
Indiana Univserity Jacobs School of Music

Photos & Videos

Duo performance of "Cry Me a River"
Solo performance of an original arrangement of the Venezuelan Song "Quitapesares" at the San Francisco Library.
Photo by Liza W.


2 Reviews

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Wendy Sep 28, 2017
Harp · Online

Liza is extremely flexible and patient. She has tailored each lesson to my specific needs and has given me tools I needed to make me a better harp player. She chooses pieces that challenge me and has allowed me to chose from several different pieces/styles that I would enjoy learning, too. If I had to miss a lesson for some reason she went above-and-beyond to accommodate a make-up lesson. She has always been very encouraging and I have loved having her has my harp teacher! --Olivia (14 years old)

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Jesscia S. Sep 27, 2016
Harp · In home

Liza is a wonderful and dedicated teacher. She his young, smart, patient and it is abvious to us that she cares and loves teaching harp. In the last few years, my daughter have had several teachers through out her piano and harp lessons, and I never seen her so excited before and after the her music lesson. She has been inspired and highly motivated from the first moment that she met Liza.

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