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Early in her career, Malibu resident Lisa Hilton once played in Smothers Theater at Pepperdine University. She returns to Smothers on March 4 to promote her latest album. Photo courtesy of Steven Lippman
Alex Vejar, Assistant Editor
8:00 am PST February 17, 2016

Since the age of 7, Malibu resident Lisa Hilton has played piano in some capacity. She started lessons at 8 and went on to study in the music department for a year at San Francisco State University. 

But Hilton became disenchanted with playing classical music and learning other people’s songs, and actually decided to quit. She eventually earned a bachelor’s degree in art and design from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and also attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.