I'm a creative songwriter, arranger, singer, and pianist who wants to help you finish your big Hit! I write and perform in all sorts of genres including pop, R&B, folk, country, and jazz. If you need help writing your songs, reharmonizing your chord progressions, or you need either a solo vocal or background vocal harmonies, I am your go-to gal!
Hi there! My name is Lizzi Trumbore, and I am a pianist, singer, songwriter, co-writer, and songwriting coach. I love nothing more than to collaborate and help people with their musical and artistic endeavors, so let's get to work!
As an alumni of the University of North Texas jazz program, I have an extensive knowledge and background in jazz, classical, and pop and the music theory that goes into each genre. And while I understand the music theory, I don't sweat that stuff too much. After all, it's not the theory or technicality that makes a song good, it's the passion, the sounds, the emotion! If that all sounds good to you, then we'll make a great team.
If you have any questions about me, my music, or my collaborating process, please ask away. I can arrange and write music for/with you, as well as perform piano parts, vocal solos, and vocal harmonies. I am open and excited to all musical ideas, and am excited to help you finish your song and unlock your full musical and creative potential!
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Interview with Lizzi Trumbore
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: In the spring of 2020, I decided to compose instrumental music and get musicians from across the globe to perform my pieces! This turned into my Animal Crossing EP entitled "KK Slider: The Lost Years." I'm so proud of that project because I just woke up one day and decided to put together this project that put me outside of my comfort zone and helped me sharpen my skills as an instrumentalist and composer.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently taking an online Orchestration class! I've composed and arranged for many different instrumentations before, but I've made it a goal of mine to break into composing for film, TV, and video games. The more and more I learn about orchestration, the closer I am to reaching that goal!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will make it my main priority to connect to your musical and artistic vision, and that you will leave our sessions feeling confident and excited about music-making!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Getting the opportunity to create and collaborate with people from all walks of life! I am so elated every time a collaborator of mine tells me that I helped improve their song or project. It's truly the best feeling.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I think that because I went to Jazz School, people assume that all of my music is going to be very jazzy. While I still love jazz and write and perform in that genre regularly, I am most comfortable in acoustic, pop, and R&B settings.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What motivates you to create? How can I best help you reach your goals?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Sony MDR heaphones, Finale notation software, my Yamaha keyboard, my Animal Crossing notebook, and a million pencils.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Ever since the 5th grade, I was fully involved in music, whether it be through symphony orchestras, wind ensembles, jazz bands, choirs, or vocal jazz combos. I started gigging professionally as a jazz musician when I was 15 years old. Music has always been a huge part of me, and so it just seemed natural for me to pursue my passion as a career! I got my Bachelors degree in Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas from 2014-2018. Since then, I have discovered my love of songwriting, and recorded and produced a full length album of original music. 2020 was a wild ride, but it allowed me to quit my day job of bartending to focus on my priorities: music! I've been teaching virtual songwriting lessons, recording more music, and even composed and recorded an EP inspired by my favorite video game, Animal Crossing. I have another EP of my original project in the works!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Compositional, catchy, creative, heartful
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Nintendo! Yes, the video game company! The music from Nintendo games has really shaped my musical style and upbringing in ways that I can't even express. I'm specifically in love with the music from Animal Crossing. In fact, I love it so much, that I composed and recorded an instrumental EP inspired by the music from the game!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a lovely full length Yamaha keybord, Shure SM58 mic, Sony MDR 7506 headphones, and a focusrite interface. I use Reaper as my main DAW.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Phoebe Bridgers, Nintendo composers, Bobby McFerrin, Judee Sill, Dua Lipa, Christian Lee Hutson, Paul Simon, Nate Wood
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Creating catchy, tasteful, and smart lyrics and melody!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am most commonly asked to either help a client get started on their songwriting process, or to help a client polish and arrange an almost-finished song.