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 also teaches privately in London and in Somerset, where she lives. Her students have ranged in age from 10 to 80 years, and she has taken an special interest in the clear enunciation of English by singers, and in the development of young voices.
She has taken classes and workshops at Morley College, City Lit, the Actors Centre and for Eastbourne Singing Weekends, as well as (since 2013) at the annual Aberystwyth International Musicfest. 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.
During her singing career she worked in a wide variety of arenas: in opera (the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Glyndebourne), in West End musicals (“Chess”, “Oklahoma” amongst others), in regional theatre (Chichester, Exeter etc.), in music hall at the famous Players Theatre, 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”.