It has been a pleasure playing for the events that are special in people's lives.
Concerts for Children
"Thank you for your role in making the April First Free Saturday such a lovely event. I am so pleased that the auditorium was completely full that morning! I spoke to a number of children that were able to recall a great number of details about your presentation. The combination of music, dance, puppets and slides made for a dynamic event. Thank you also for arriving early to get set-up and fitting this performance into your busy schedule."
Family Programs Coordinator, Walker Art Center
"Thank you for your wonderful performances. Your group’s music and dancing was the perfect accent to the day’s focus on the Art of the Americas and the celebration of the harvest. I really appreciate your professionalism and the way that you got the audience involved in your performance. Your interaction with audience enabled them not only to enjoy your music and dancing, but to learn something as well! I look forward to working with you again in the future."
Public Programs Coordinator, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
"Thank you so much for inviting me to your lovely home for the beautiful concert on Saturday. It brought back memories of 20 years ago when I first heard Lizza sing those beautiful songs especially Cambia Todo Cambia and Gracias a la Vida. It was nice to meet so many wonderful people too in the audience, and I really enjoyed hearing you play your harp! It was so relaxing and fun."
Educational Presentations for Schools
"Thank you for the beautiful music you played for us at Northdale Middle School. So many people thanked me for bringing you back to us again this year. Your work speaks to our soul in the workplace and it is so needed… It calms people and touches the spirit to remember essence and intent. Your gifts are a true treasure. I think often of your CD gift to one of our students. It is a very memorable gift for him. You touched another child! Thank you!"
Principal, Northdale Middle School
"Thank you! Thank you! For the wonderful concert that you presented at our school! The students and staff enjoyed it immensely! We were impressed by you virtuoso musicianship and by the age appropriate manner in which you performed. You have helped enhance the education of the students of Albertville Primary. Gracias!"
Cheryl,Teacher at Albertville Primary School
“Thank you so much for playing your gorgeous Paraguayan harp. You’re so talented and truly inspired me to explore world music. You have a true passion for your music and culture. You taught us a lot and amazed me with your songs (especially the one you wrote). You are so inspiring. Thanks again!”
Hope, Student at PCAE High School
"I think your bottle dance was cool. I sorta thought there was a trick to the balancing act. I thought the waterfalls were beautiful. It’s cool to know that kids in Paraguay like to play soccer, too. Soccer is my favorite sport. I think harps are cool. I really think all instruments are cool. I play the clarinet and piano. I would like to go to Paraguay. It’s amazing how far Paraguay is from Minnesota. Thank you! Gracias!"
Erika, Grade 5
"Yo estoy escribiendo esta carta para agradecerle mucho por venir a uestra clase de español y mostrarnos un video de to pais, y por tocar su instrument en frente a toda la clase. Fue un honor tenerlo en nuestra clase."
Fatoumata, High School Spanish Student
"Thank you so very much for playing at our wedding. Your playing was absolutely beautiful and was commented on again and again by our guests. We found you very friendly, competent and professional, in addition to being a talented musician. We would strongly and happily recommend you to anyone."
"I cannot thank you enough for the gift of your music. It was our love and your beautiful music that made our wedding the greatest day of our lives. Everyone is still talking about… the music. I felt as if your melodies truly conjured up the past; we were all wonderfully transformed into a bygone era, a simple time. I felt your music called an ancestor. I know my grandfather was with us. Your music was the glue that held all the pieces of love and family, history and hope together that day. We will never forget what you gave us."
Laura and Mike
Music as Celebration of Life and for Memorial Services
"Thank you for touching my heart and the hearts of many others through your kindness and compassion. One of my fondest memories of my beloved [friend] will always be the music you so graciously shared with us in his home before he died."
"Thank you so much for sharing your exceptional musical talent for my mother’s service. You brought happiness and peace to the day."
"My grandmother adored you so much. I wanted to thank you so much for playing in her home and at her memorial service. You brought her so much joy!"
"Thank you so much for all your time, energy, inspiration, and encouragement with [my son]. It was always a highlight of his day when he saw, “Nicolas Carter.” You are second only to J.S. Bach in his eyes! He really has a passion for music that is touching to see unfold. Thank you also for encouraging me as a mother. And for reminding me to slow down and give him time to enjoy his love of music without rushing into too many lessons."
Anne, mother of kindergarten harp student