Lisa Noordergraaf

Lisa N.

Concord, NH
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Confused by music theory? Or just want to get more comfortable with reading and writing notes, rhythms, and chords? I can help!

About Lisa N.

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Lisa's first formal introduction to music came when her mother, a masters student at the Eastman school of Music in Rochester, enrolled her in violin lessons at age 6. The family moved to Miami, FL, but Lisa chose to move back north to attend college at the University of Rochester, and continue her musical studies at the Eastman School. In 1989, she moved to Cupertino, California; here she was able to play in many San Francisco Bay-area musical ensembles while pursuing a career in computer engineering. In 2017, Lisa retired from the computer industry to pursue music on a full-time basis, and completed a degree in Music Education at the University of New Hampshire. When not holding a saxophone, Lisa enjoys quilting, fast cars, and playing in the Freese Brothers Big Band. Check out my jazz group, contemplationjazz . com!


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7 Reviews
William H.
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First time doing online lessons. Lisa made it very easy. She is very upbeat and makes lessons enjoyable.

Posted Oct 21, 2020
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Awesome teacher! Took several years off from playing clarinet, and Lisa helped me get going again. Best thing I ever did was to start taking music lessons again!

Posted Feb 29, 2020
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Lisa is an experienced teacher in so many ways. She is well versed in the mechanics of instruments, and all the nuances of music. She works well with students of all ages, and is an excellent teacher!!!

Posted Feb 29, 2020
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Lisa has been great at explaining some aspects of Jazz theory and improvisation that I have missed or only glossed over in the past. She has given me worksheets and examples that are nicely presented for further study. I recommend her for woodwinds and theory studies! A great teacher and a teachers teacher actually!

Posted Feb 24, 2020
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A truly talented musician, composer, and person! Lisa's passion for music is envious and evident... and it shines every time she picks up an instrument or teaches someone!

Posted Dec 14, 2019
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Took jazz lessons from Lisa and learned a lot!!! It was a great experience and she is a great teacher! Lisa has a great way of pushing your comfort zone and bringing out your best. Highly recommended!!!

Posted Dec 14, 2019
Mary Anne
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As an adult alto sax player, I had Lisa as a director/instructor in several small jazz ensembles. She is supportive and gave me a positive push ("a you can do this") in soloing/improvising. Lisa has been a mentor to me as I continue playing the sax and with her encouragement I was successful in performing in jazz band camp for 2 summers!

Posted Dec 14, 2019

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Orchestra Director
Jun 2020 - Present

Concord School District

Responsible for directing High School orchestra, and teaching music classes and lessons.

Saxophone Player
Sep 2015 - Present

Freese Brothers Big Band

Alto saxophone, flute, and clarinet player with the Freese Brothers Big Band.

Music Teacher
Jan 2020 - Jun 2020

Central High School

Keyboard, band, and jazz band instructor.


B.M, Music Education
Sep 2017 - May 2020

University of New Hampshire

B.A., Applied Mathematics and Music
Sep 1984 - May 1988

University of Rochester / Eastman School of Music



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certified Teacher and Music Educator
May 2020

State of New Hampshire

Certified teacher in New Hampshire.


Whitlock Scholarship
Sep 2019

University of New Hampshire


American String Teachers Association
Jan 2020
The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.
National Association for Music Education
Jan 2017
Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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