ECD Instructor Mitzi Zilka

Mitzi Zilka

Teaching Areas

  • Personal Enrichment

Current Classes

Mitzi has been singing and playing professionally for more than 30 years.

She has taught Voice, Piano and Guitar over ten of those years. Mitzi has taught the Jazz Singers Workshop for more than ten years at Portland Community College. She knew she wanted to be a singer at the age of four. At eleven she discovered Billie Holiday realizing instantly that jazz was her music. Mitzi studied classical voice with Lorenzo D’enga (a.k.a. Mark Forest) in Los Angeles for five years. Additionally, she studied with Tom Blaylok of Portland Oregon.  While in L.A. she studied jazz style with composer and pianist Howlett Smith, and at the Sydney Conservatory of Music.   She has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from San Francisco State University; An MBA from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, and a Professional Music Certificate from Portland Community College.