Cleveland Institute of Music: M.M.
Oberlin Conservatory: B.M.
Interlochen Arts Academy: Diploma & Fine Arts Award
School for Strings: Suzuki Certification
Liza Wu is a classical pianist/keyboardist, organist, and 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 of Columbia University, New York University, the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (Organist), the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass 'Brothers on the Battlefield: The Power of Love', 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 (VT) Music Festival.
Previously, she was a pianist/keyboardist for New York Stage and Film; Interlochen Arts Camp, Institutes, and College of Creative Arts and the School for Strings (NYC); on the faculty of the Professional Performing Arts School, Avenues: The World School (NYC), and Westchester Conservatory of Music; 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; 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 highlights/specificities include concert/exam/competition preparation, facility in sight-reading, as well as technique and musicality, for young children new to piano, up through high school, college/ conservatory adults, and continuing ed for educators. Please feel free to email your inquiries- accepting long-term or consultation students on a rolling basis, with the most scheduling leeway before fall, spring, and summer semesters.