- MM, Cello Performance - Carnegie Mellon University
- BM, Cello Performance - The Hartt School, University of Hartford
Lisa began playing cello at a very young age. In 2008, she earned a Masters of Music in cello performance from Carnegie Mellon University where she studied under Anne Martindale Williams, the principal cellist of the Pittsburgh symphony. Previously she earned her Bachelors of Music in cello performance from the Hartt School at the University of Hartford where she studied under Steven Thomas.
Lisa has performed in a number of orchestras over the years, including the Erie philharmonic, Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra and the Bremerton Symphony. In 2007, she sat principal at the National Repertory Orchestra festival in Breckinridge Colorado where she played under renowned conductors like Sir Andrew Davis, Gerard Schwarz, and JoAnn Falletta.
Lisa also enjoys teaching and has taught students of all ages. In 2009, she completed her Suzuki teacher training at The School for Strings in New York, studying under Pamela Devenport. She has also taught at the Csehy Summer School of Music.
Lisa is married to her husband, William, and they have two daughters, Annika and Lydia.