Lisa Fabian

Lisa F.

Land O Lakes, FL

About Lisa F.

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Lisa teaches: Ages 3 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: February 1983
Last sign in: Within two months

Overview

Lisa is a music educator with over 30 years of experience. She attended the prestigious New Orleans Center for Creative Arts where she studied music theory and performance under Bert Braud and Ellis Marsalis. She studied music and psychology at Loyola University of New Orleans and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1987. She has resided in Tampa, Florida since 1991 where she has performed in a variety of venues including "One Enchanted Evening" VIP reception and a benefit for Berkeley Preparatory School. Lisa served as an accompanist for Encore Theatre in 1999 working with Greta Aldene and has accompanied instrumentalists at district contest festivals. She has also had the privilege of serving as an adjudicator for the Bayridge District Festival for several years. An active member of Music Teachers National Association since 1998, Lisa is a pianist and composer who also maintains a studio. She has been hired to play the piano for many occasions including weddings, private parties and company parties since 1983. She also has a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology and utilized music in her work as a psychotherapist. Lisa has a goal to instill the love of music in all her students through an individualized student-centered approach.

*** Lesson Details ***
I instruct children as well as adults ranging from beginning to advanced levels in the art of playing the piano. I teach various styles of music including standard classical repertoire and popular pieces. Through a creative, fun and individualized approach to teaching, my students also learn ear training, sight reading, music theory, piano technique and music history as it pertains to the pieces they are currently learning. After one month, beginning students can expect to have learned how to play one piece of music of their choosing and one piece of music chosen by me. After a few months of studying with me, they can expect to have gained basic music reading skills.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Steinway Baby Grand Piano, 76 key Casio keyboard, Dell All In One 20" desktop, music software and music theory games

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching classical and popular repertoire. I have taught other styles as well as improvisation. I utilize a student centered approach structuring lessons to suit each student's individual goals.

Photos and Videos

Jay performing at my Spring Piano Recital playing pieces by Bach, Burgmuller and Mozart

Experience

Independent Piano Teacher

Apr 2010 - Present
Montessori House Day School

I provide group and individual piano lessons and music classes to students in after school program. I also perform in the school's annual music program and serve as accompanist.

Piano Teacher

Jan 1983 - Present
Self-Employed Pianist and Teacher

Since 1983, I have been performing and teaching piano to students of all ages.

Pianist

Jul 2002 - Dec 2002
Church of the Resurrection

I played piano for church services.

Education

Master of Science

Jan 1988 - Dec 1989
University of Southern Mississippi

Bachelor of Arts (Music and Psychology)

Aug 1983 - Dec 1987
Loyola University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Certificate of Qualification

Nov 2012
Musik Garten

I am licensed to teach music to young children.

Awards

Music Scholarship

Jul 1983
Loyola University

Affiliations

Florida State Music Teachers Association

Jan 1999
Florida-State-Music-Teachers-Association

As an affiliate of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), FSMTA is a non-profit organization providing professional support for nearly 800 music teachers and their students. With 23 local associations, we provide both independent studio music teachers and college faculty with many member services.

Music Teachers National Association

Jan 1999
MTNA

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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7 Reviews on Lisa F.

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Yoshi Jan 31, 2016
Classical Piano · In studio
Lisa is a very talented pianist and a great piano teacher. My 12 y/o daughter loves her teaching style, and choice of songs. She is very flexible for scheduling as well.
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Alexis C. Sep 27, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
It was a good start .My daughter loves her and cant wait for the next session. Thank you,Lisa !
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Reagan S. May 14, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
The very first lesson was awesome! My 5 yo was already excited to learn piano, but after her lesson she is even more psyched to go again! Lisa taught on her level, made it fun with age-appropriate games, and really tailored the lesson to my child. I don't remember piano lessons as a child being that fun. So far I highly recommend her!
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Jane T. Jul 22, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Outstanding. Very pleased with teacher. Great knowledge. Excellent with this older student.
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richards Apr 11, 2011
EXCELLENT

Lisa's positive and relaxed attitude plus her knowledge and attention to detail has gotten me back to being able to play the piano after a 50 year hiatus :)
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CherylS Jan 22, 2011
Amazing!

Lisa is an amazing instructor and musician! I was very nervous to learn to play the piano as an adult beginner, but Lisa's teaching style put me at ease and has made learning very enjoyable! I highly recommend Lisa to anyone interested in the piano!
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KatriceR Oct 1, 2009
Kayla is really enjoying the lessons. I would recommend them to everyone.
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