Lisa Buchsbaum

Lisa B.

Silver Spring, MD
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Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Strum and play chords; read and play notes. Sing, write songs and appreciate guitar music of all kinds including flamenco, classical and popular musiic.
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Lisa teaches



Lisa delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
November 2000

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


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Studio recording Lark Records. Lyrics video.
Blowing in the Wind
Angels we have heard on high
Someday Piano duet
Photo by Lisa B.

Photo by Lisa B.

Photo by Lisa B.

Photo by Lisa B.

Photo by Lisa B.
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21 Reviews

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Lismari R. Sep 13, 2018
Singing · In studio

Lisa is amazing at teaching. I was looking for singing lessons since a friend of mine asked to sing at her wedding and I am grateful I found Lisa. She has help me with the song, gave me vocal and breathing techniques to reach high tones and even fix the guitar tablatures to match my voice to play it at the wedding. I will keep taking more lessons!!

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PETER A. Sep 25, 2017
Violin · In studio

Lisa is an excellent teacher. She makes you feel at easy during the lesson. Looking forward to many more.

Barbara Ann C. Jun 11, 2017
Violin · In studio


I enjoyed my lesson with Lisa. I learned so much and had fun doing so.
Looking forward to my next lesson.

Mariana S. Jul 2, 2016
Singing · In studio

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

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

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

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

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.

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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.

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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.

JenniferS3 Feb 11, 2012

Consulting Teacher

Lisa did a great job of making my little boy feel positive about himself and his violin. She was not willing to involve me as a parent in the process, however. We were looking for a private teacher to help get my son up to speed in the orchestra he was in, and Lisa did not work on the things that I asked her to work on with him and made it very clear that she didn't want me involved in any way. There was quite a bit of tension, and when I tried to clear the air, she didn't respond to that and simply said that I could choose a different teacher with a different approach if I wished. So I did. She might be great for an older child, or for a parent who has no specific goals or need for involvement, but since I'm the one who practices with my son 7 days a week, it was important for me to not feel completely shut out of the loop and to not feel uncomfortably shut out and scolded by his instructor. Lisa has a lot of great strengths working with the kids. I think it just really depends on what you're looking for. If, as a parent, who want to be completely hands off and have no real interaction with the teacher, I think Lisa will be great. She'll ignore you, you'll ignore her, and the child will probably be very happy with the classes.

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AmandaT Jan 29, 2012

Talented, Friendly Instructor

Detail oriented instructor. Lisa does a great job of following her students' progress and tailoring the lesson schedule to that students' needs. She is patient and flexible with training techniques. also pays attention to her students strengths and weaknesses.

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MARIOM Jan 11, 2012

Great Teacher...!!!

She is really great as a teacher. She can find out easily student's weakness and she gives suggestions how to improve that. I will strongly recommend her as a great a instructor.

sheilam Dec 2, 2011

We have been very impressed with Lisa. Our daughter is learning and loving to learn how to play the violin. Lisa is patient and very good at assessing the needs of the learner.

StarrN Aug 26, 2011

Lisa is a great encourager and very patient. My lessons have been great thus far.

JohnPaulD Aug 20, 2011


Excellent instructor! Lisa B has an consistent and natural approach to singing and teaching. which takes the difficultly out of it. she very caring and supportive in her efforts to help find and master you vocal instrument.

AnshuD Jul 5, 2011

Focused, Fun , Encouraging & Knowledgeable

Lisa is a terrific teacher.She is patient and focussed on making most of the time.I feel like I have made a lot of progress at the end of every class.She puts you at ease and ensures you understand every step before moving on.

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RhondaN Feb 20, 2011

I am enjoying my lessons with Lisa very much and feel she is the perfect fit for me.She is so pati ent with me and very supportive when I might get frustrated over something. I love starting off my day with voice lessons with Lisa.

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