Liz’s passion for music extends beyond the stage into the classroom, with over a decade of experience as a dynamic educator in a range of settings. Her ability to connect with students of all ages serves as a positive pathway for developing their individual craft and style. She focuses largely on vocal health, Jazz improvisation, diversity in musical styles and confidence-building techniques.
Currently on faculty at the University of New Hampshire, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Berklee College of Music's Faculty Outreach Program and the New England Conservatory, Liz feels strongly about investing in the next generation of musicians. A big advocate of well-rounded education for all singers and a sense of equality amongst all who contribute as instrumentalists to the world of music, Liz shapes much of her teaching with a consideration of the sociological issues that arise for professional vocalists. In all of these roles, she has and continues to teach voice, piano and improvisation. She has led Jazz clinics around the world in Australia, Poland, Panama and the United States in both school and festival settings. To support this work, Liz has developed curricula ranging from beginning vocal technique to Jazz history and the art of improvisation and is currently researching on sociological issues surrounding the contemporary vocalist.
Liz is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Musical Arts degree in Jazz Performance with a secondary focus in Music-in-Education. In the past she has worked closely with Dr. Larry Scripp, a leading figure in the Music Education field, serving as an assistant for his courses and research on talent, and providing support for departmental workshops and concerts. She has also worked as a teaching artist through the conservatory’s Community Performances and Partnerships Program, where she collaborated with a vocal group at the Virginia Arts Festival and taught workshops in an array of schools.
Liz Tobias teaches voice and piano in a studio setting focusing on jazz, musical theatre, pop, soul and other contemporary genres. She connects with students from all backgrounds, specializing in high school and university ages.
Liz Tobias has designed a variety of masterclasses to suit various skill levels and ages.