Liza Wu is a classical pianist/keyboardist, organist, and piano and vocal instructor in Manhattan, performing regularly with professional musicians in the city, as well as internationally. She has been a long-time affiliate of many music organizations including Barnard College/Columbia University, New York University, the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (Organist), the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, and Interlochen Arts Camp. She is also a studio pianist for renowned pedagogues Josephine Mongiardo, Harolyn Blackwell, and Catherine Malfitano, as well as a pianist and faculty for the Killington Music Festival.
Previously, she was a pianist/keyboardist for New York Stage and Film; Interlochen Arts Camp, School for Strings (NYC); on the faculty of the Professional Performing Arts School, Avenues: The World School (NYC), and Westchester Conservatory; Music Director of the Church of St. Denis; Assistant Music Director/Pianist of the New York Youth Symphony Singers; Assistant Music Director/Keyboardist for Columbia Artists’ Theatricals National Tours North America; Pianist/Harpsichordist of the Bronx Opera, Chelsea Opera & Orchestra, and Concerts in Motion; Piano and Chamber Music faculty of the Diller-Quaile School of Music; and a sideline musician for NBC’s music series ‘Smash’.
Pedagogically, she has trained and taught at Oberlin College Conservatory’s Piano Lab, Cleveland institute of Music’s Preparatory Program, and School for Strings (Suzuki) and Diller-Quaile School of Music, in NYC.
Teaching specificities include concert/exam/competition preparation, facility in
sight-reading/vocal diction, as well as technique and musicality, for young children new to piano and vocal, up through high school, college/conservatory adults, and continuing ed for educators/presenters.
(Performance degrees from Cleveland Institute of Music, MM; Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, BM; Interlochen Arts Academy, Diploma & Fine Arts Award; Suzuki Certification, School for Strings NYC)
Liza teaches private piano and singing lessons.