- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
- 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.
Principal of a charter school for the arts
Long time work as composer musician with more than 2 decades of performance experience
Published a series of 11 articles on World Music, The San Juan Star.
Performance and Studio Recording experience
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!!+ Read More
Lisa is an excellent teacher. She makes you feel at easy during the lesson. Looking forward to many more.
I enjoyed my lesson with Lisa. I learned so much and had fun doing so.
Looking forward to my next lesson.
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.
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.
Today's was the first lesson / instruction. It was very engaging and my daughter enjoyed the time
She is very nice and very helpful
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.
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.+ Read More
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.
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!
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.
Lisa, is wonderful. She takes the fear out of learning. I have a great time, and I can't wait for my next session.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lisa is a great encourager and very patient. My lessons have been great thus far.
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.
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.
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.