Lisa has taught private music lessons over the years and is now expanding her music lesson offerings to include:
– Songwriting and music composition
– Music theory (including sightreading, sightsinging, ear training)
– Acoustic guitar
“I teach my students according to their own interests, level and age. There are certain basic musical concepts and skills that every vocalist, instrumentalist, songwriter or composer should have. However, among these basic concepts and skills, I stress different elements according to each particular student’s needs. In this way, each individual student comes to know the basics through exploring their own interests, and at their own rate. Concepts are then reinforced through singing, playing or writing. Most importantly, this approach retains the fun and joy of learning music.” – Lisa Brigantino
BACKGROUND AND CREDENTIALS:
Lisa received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in music theory and Master of Music degree in music theory and composition from SUNY Fredonia, studying composition under Dr. Donald Bohlen, voice with Christine McMasters and upright bass with Dr. Harry Jacobson. Lisa was also a member of The Fredonia Chamber Singers, a 26 voice select touring vocal ensemble.
Lisa also completed four years of course work in music therapy at SUNY Fredonia and did three years of clinicals with populations including profoundly retarded children and teens, geriatrics, and outpatient psychiatric clients.
Lisa has been a performing and touring musician for over 30 years and was an original member of Lez Zeppelin, the world’s first all female Led Zeppelin tribute band. She toured internationally with the band playing bass, bass pedals, keyboards and mandolin and doing back-up vocals at A list venues and festivals around the world.
Lisa is also an award winning songwriter and composer having received numerous finalist positions in Billboard World Contests and many others as well as finalist positions in two rounds of the International Acoustic Music Awards and in The First Annual Songs For Social Change Contest. Most recently, she received 3rd place for her song “Every Day’s A Journey” in the WomenArts Swan Day Song Contest. She composes for film, television, new media and more as well solo vocal, choral and instrumental works.
Lisa’s students have gone on to take college level music classes and lessons.
Please contact Lisa to set up a time to discuss your interest in pursuing music lessons.