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Mitzi Zilka

Available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday

Mitzi Zilka

Piano, Voice, and Guitar Instructor

Over the past nine years Mitzi has taught hundreds of Vocal Performance Workshops and private lessons with students from age 11 to 70. She earned her experience teaching at Pacific Crest Community School, Portland Community College and Northwest Academy (a private middle and high school in downtown Portland.)

Additionally, Mitzi has studied and played both piano and guitar all her life and offers beginning piano and guitar lessons in addition to her renowned vocal and vocal performance instruction.

In 2004, Mitzi founded the Portland Jazz Singers’ Showcase providing performance opportunities for seasoned and up & coming singers to share their craft in local clubs throughout Portland. The showcase has resided at Tony Starlight’s Supperclub & Lounge located in Portland for the past 5 years.

In 2008, her student Jeff Cameron Quigley won the Portland Teen Idol Contest beating out over 300 contestants. Subsequently, Mitzi was hired in 2009 by Portland Parks & Recreation as the Musical Director for the Teen Idol Program, teaching contestants the necessary bandstand skills to compete and perform at their best as well as manage their Summer Tour.

Mitzi is a well-known and respected jazz singer in Portland. Her performance career has taken her to California, Australia and the Netherlands. She holds a degree in Professional Music from Portland Community College, and MBA from University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul Minnesota and an Undergraduate degree in Marketing from San Francisco State University.

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