Vikki Lizzi was born Victoria Elizabeth Spinoza in San Francisco California. At the age of 6 she joined the San Francisco Children's Opera Theatre Company. She recorded an album with the opera and recorded her first record with Merv Griffin on Cavalier Records, a San Francisco based record label her father Tom founded and owned and produced such legends as Merv, Harry Belafonte, The Lettermen and over 250 other artists. Her song was "My Tender Years", his was "Love Is On A Holiday." She studied at the American Conservatory Theatre for acting, with the Tony Wing Dance Troupe, Alice Faye Dancers, Mason Kahn Dancers, Betty May Dance Studio and studied voice with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, private coach Giovanna Ditano, voice and music theory at School of the Arts and studied piano all starting from age 6.