Lisa Z.

Lisa Z.

3 Reviews
Lansing, MI


Levels Taught: Beginner - Advanced

About Lisa Z.

Background Check: Last verified 05/13/2013
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Male Ages Taught: 5 to 99
Female Ages Taught: 5 to 99


I began playing piano 18 years ago when my parents finally gave in to my pleading to take lessons. I had several piano teachers throughout my childhood who all varied in their styles and techniques, but all used a relaxed, student driven approach, which is how I like to conduct my lessons. In high school, I began working as a rehearsal pianist for the Grand Rapids Ballet Company and continued to play for them for four years. I attended Aquinas College where piano and clarinet were my major instruments. I transferred to Western Michigan University to join their music therapy program and continued my studies in clarinet. Post college graduation I have held several accompanist positions and have performed in a number of four and eight piano concerts. I love playing piano and want to share that joy with others!

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a relaxed teacher and I like to let my students set the tone and pace for their lessons. The structure of your lessons will be determined by what your personal music goals are. I use the Alfred Piano lesson books because I feel that they do an excellent job of teaching piano basics and music theory to all ages. In addition to the lesson curriculum, I always give my students the opportunity to have a fun song to work on. This can be any song of your choice and is a great way to stay motivated in lessons.

As a certified Music Therapist, I also specialize in teaching adaptive music lessons to individuals with disabilities. Through piano lessons you can develop fine motor control, attention and focus skills, self-esteem, and a healthy sense of accomplishment. Music lessons are a great way to develop these skills!

*** Studio Equipment ***
living room f/w keyboard seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student provides piano or electric keyboard, chairs, and their lesson books

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Student Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Teacher! I have only great things to say about Lisa. She helped me reach my goal to get started at learning piano. I liked her recommendations for music books. She's a very patient and encouraging teacher. I feel inspired after my piano lessons. I highly recommend Lisa! September 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by The product has great features We are very much happy and the program is Excellent. January 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by A+! My son is loving his piano lessons with Lisa! He is 7 years old and Lisa is very patient with him. She's doing a wonderful job and he's doing very well with his lessons. July 22, 2012