Elizabeth Prince (Benson) – Vocal Instructor
Her strengths are in multiple forms of Rock, Pop, Musical Theatre & Classical, but not limited to those styles alone. Liz is open to any style that best inspires the individual.
Liz is a classically trained vocalist with a performance background in classical, gospel, rock, pop music & musical theatre. Her studies began with piano & violin; however, Liz always had a strong passion for singing and sang in church choirs in her early years. In her mid-teens, Liz took a further interest in studying voice. Liz has studied music at Metropolitan State College (Denver, CO), Sacramento City College, American River College, with multiple orchestras and under various private voice instructors both in and outside of California. Having performed at a variety of places, such as the grand Carnegie Hall in New York as well as local bars, coffee shops, theaters and churches in California & Colorado, she knows what it takes to be a performing artist. When Liz is not instructing individuals, songwriting, or working on her own performances, she can be found assisting other up and coming young musicians such as those that participate in the Skip’s Music Stairway to Stardom program.
If you’re curious, Liz’s current personal music projects are with original band, The Bitter Elegance (www.thebitterelegance.com), cover-band The Receptions (www.facebook.com/thereceptionsband), or an occasional solo (piano & vocals), choir or theater performance.
Liz understands there are unique qualities in every voice and strives to bring out the best qualities in the individual’s voice. With a contemporary curve, Liz designs a custom program for each individual including education about the anatomy of the voice and its care; classical vocal exercises; contemporary song studies; a touch of theory; and other activities to find and enhance the quality of each individual voice… “The vocal cords are muscles; with proper toning and conditioning, their strength can be heard.”