How to be a Coach, with Liz Upchurch

How to be a Coach, with Liz Upchurch

Jenna Simeonov

Liz Upchurch is a pianist, vocal coach, and the Head of the COC Ensemble Studio. She’s in demand as a coach across Canada, working regularly at places like the St. Andrew by-the-Sea Opera Workshop and the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy, and she was a judge for the Bravo! TV show,Bathroom Divas: So You Want To Be An Opera Star? As a young pianist myself, I had some of my lightbulb moments in the studio with Liz, and I know she’s as passionate an educator as she is a performer. She gave me a wonderful interview about pianists who work with singers, and how the two can inform each other.

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