Liza Hobbs BA(Hons), FTCL

Liza Hobbs taught for many years in the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music, as well as at Battle Abbey School and Millennium Performing Arts.  She now teaches music undergraduates at Bristol University as well as privately in London and in Somerset where she lives. 

 

She has taken an especial interest in the clear enunciation of English by singers, and in the development of young voices.  From 2008 to 2010 she was Chairman of the Association of Teachers of Singing and works regularly as a mentor on the Association’s Teacher Training programme.  She is also a member of the British Voice Association.  

 

As a singer she worked in a wide variety of arenas: in opera (the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Glyndebourne), in West End musicals, in regional theatre, in music hall, as well as in the concert and recital hall, in small scale revue and with dance bands.  March 2012 saw the publication by Edition Peters of “Changing Voices”, a ground-breaking book of songs for teenage boys, which she compiled and edited in collaboration with Veronica Veysey Campbell.  This has recently been followed by a further book, this time for older singers, entitled “Everlasting Voices”.