Lisa Ziemelis

Lisa Z.

Lansing, MI
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Levels taught:

    Lisa teaches

    5 & Up

    Teaching since

    February 2007

    Last login

    More than two months

    About Lisa


    I began playing piano 18 years ago when my parents finally gave in to my pleading to take lessons. I had several piano teachers throughout my childhood who all varied in their styles and techniques, but all used a relaxed, student driven approach, which is how I like to conduct my lessons. In high school, I began working as a rehearsal pianist for the Grand Rapids Ballet Company and continued to play for them for four years. I attended Aquinas College where piano and clarinet were my major instruments. I transferred to Western Michigan University to join their music therapy program and continued my studies in clarinet. Post college graduation I have held several accompanist positions and have performed in a number of four and eight piano concerts. I love playing piano and want to share that joy with others!

    *** Lesson Details ***
    I am a relaxed teacher and I like to let my students set the tone and pace for their lessons. The structure of your lessons will be determined by what your personal music goals are. I use the Alfred Piano lesson books because I feel that they do an excellent job of teaching piano basics and music theory to all ages. In addition to the lesson curriculum, I always give my students the opportunity to have a fun song to work on. This can be any song of your choice and is a great way to stay motivated in lessons.

    As a certified Music Therapist, I also specialize in teaching adaptive music lessons to individuals with disabilities. Through piano lessons you can develop fine motor control, attention and focus skills, self-esteem, and a healthy sense of accomplishment. Music lessons are a great way to develop these skills!

    *** Studio Equipment ***
    living room f/w keyboard seating for parents

    *** Travel Equipment ***
    Student provides piano or electric keyboard, chairs, and their lesson books

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    3 Reviews on Lisa Z.

    Lisa R. Sep 28, 2013
    Verified Student
    Great Teacher!

    I have only great things to say about Lisa. She helped me reach my goal to get started at learning piano. I liked her recommendations for music books. She's a very patient and encouraging teacher. I feel inspired after my piano lessons. I highly recommend Lisa!
    Praveen C. Jan 24, 2013
    Verified Student
    The product has great features

    We are very much happy and the program is Excellent.
    SherriC Jul 22, 2012

    My son is loving his piano lessons with Lisa! He is 7 years old and Lisa is very patient with him. She's doing a wonderful job and he's doing very well with his lessons.