Lisa Buchsbaum

Lisa B.

Silver Spring, MD

About Lisa B.

Lisa teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: November 2000
Last sign in: Today


Elementary school principal and music teacher for more than 10 years. BA in Music, Graduate degree UMET, Puerto Rico. Recording and performing experience.

*** Lesson Details ***
Guitar: Strum and play chords, chord progressions and songs. Singing, finger picking, basic theory, reading music, composition. Violin: technique, reading music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dedicated music room, room for parents to wait.

*** Specialties ***
I teach classical violin using the Strictly Strings Music Book and Essential Elements 2000 with improvisational violin and creative composition, as well as some Suzuki methods. I also teach rock violin. Students may bring their own pieces.
I teach folk guitar and singing, playing chords and note reading, composition, music theory, history and appreciation. Students may also bring songs of their choice.

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Sep 1999 - Jun 2009
Children's Studio School

Principal of a charter school for the arts

Composer Musician

May 1985 - Jul 2004
Dance Company and Fringe Festival DC

Long time work as composer musician with more than 2 decades of performance experience

World Music journalist

Jul 1995 - Jul 1996
The San Juan Star

Published a series of 11 articles on World Music, The San Juan Star.


Aug 1976 - Jun 1980
Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra

Song Writing, Studio and Performance Musician

Sep 1977 - Aug 1979
Lisa & Geronimo duet

Performance and Studio Recording experience


Master of Business Administration magna cum laude

Sep 1997 - Jun 1999
Univ. Metropolitana, Puerto Rico

Music BA with distinction

Aug 1976 - Jun 1980
University of Virginia

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency
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18 Reviews on Lisa B.

Mariana S. Jul 2, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
She was very professional and she teaches very. Mariama understood every bit of the lesson and enjoyed it. She said she would like to continue with Miss Lisa for more Classes.
Mariamma Philip Apr 13, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Lisa has been giving voice lesson over a month, for my 12 year old daughter. My daughter seems to enjoy the class and looks forward to continuing the lessons. Lisa attends to and includes the strengths of my daughter in her teaching.
Alisha P. Mar 6, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Today's was the first lesson / instruction. It was very engaging and my daughter enjoyed the time
Liliana B. Feb 24, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
She is very nice and very helpful
Dedrick A. Nov 17, 2015
Singing · In studio
Ms. Lisa is an excellent teacher. We found her to be friendly, patient and talented. My daughter is already looking forward to her next lesson.
ruth K. Aug 3, 2014
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Lisa is a fabulous and generous teacher. I was very scared about embarking on this venture to try and learn to sing. She has been encouraging and gentle and very, very helpful. She instills hope as well as provides me with the encouragement to keep getting better and better. I highly recommend Lisa as an excellent teacher.
AngelaT Jul 22, 2012

Lisa has been very helpful in assisting my nephew with his singing lessons. My nephew expressed that Lisa's very encouraging and does a good job of addressing the genre of music he prefers. He feels that he's making progress with his singing.
ReeveM Jul 11, 2012

I really appreciate the positive feedback. It feels really nice hearing things I do well, especially when I am new to this and can't make awesome music yet. Thank you!
NellieG Jun 12, 2012
Student Review

Lisa B is an excellent teacher. She pays attention to you as a person in order to meet your needs. Is very helpful and knowledgeable.
PamW May 19, 2012

Lisa, is wonderful. She takes the fear out of learning. I have a great time, and I can't wait for my next session.
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