Lisa has been a vocal coach since 1999 after studying numerous vocal pedagogies including the esteemed Estill Vocal Method, Alexander Technique and receiving a BA from University of California, San Diego. She has trained 1000’s of adults and teens in various vocal styles including musical theater, pop, and classical in group classes and privately.
Lisa comes from a voice and musical theater background. She fell in love with musical theater at the age of 15 and started taking voice and acting lessons in the Los Angeles area. She went on to perform in over 40 musicals and sing on many radio jingles before she started teaching and directing.
She eventually started her own Children and Teen Musical Theatre Company doing large scale musicals with professional orchestras in Santa Fe, New Mexico called Eldorado Children’s Theatre. Lisa directed and musical directed all of the musicals, as well as taught the students healthy singing and acting techniques.
She is currently on the faculty at Desert Academy in Santa Fe teaching music, musical theater, voice, choir, acting and public speaking, as well as coaching their award-winning speech and debate team.
Lisa is the square dance caller for the Depot Dancers (Santa Fe), and the Hot Chile Steppers (Albuquerque). She calls and teaches Mainstream and Plus level dancing. She is a member of CALLERLAB, GCA, New Mexico Square and Round Dance Association, and the Central District of New Mexico. Lisa is a female recording artist for square records including lead vocals and back- up harmonies.