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Meet Lisa

About Me

I have had a passion for music, education, and nature all my life. I started singing when I was three and loved hosting Talent Shows in my backyard with neighborhood kids. For decades I have loved sharing what has been growing within me as an author, educator, and composer.


Music is my lifeblood. I love music. Even though practicing the piano felt laborious as a child, over the years, I see now the Pot of Gold at the Rainbow’s End. I love working with all ages as a music educator, whether singing, playing piano, performing, composing, or doing sound healing. I love working with children, whether, in public or private education, Charter or Montessori based.


I have a deep love affair with Nature, and it is my sacred sanctuary. I love learning and sharing what I have learned from extraordinary mentors and teachers, connecting through hiking, guiding Land Journeys, and sharing regenerative garden wisdom.

6 year old me feeding a chipmunk in Grand Lake, Colorado.

My life journey began exploring nature as a child and has brought me to this spectacular summit in my life with the recent publication of my new children’s book, A SONG AND STORY OF MAGIC MOUNTAIN. This story is about a talking mountain who goes to sleep because people stop coming to listen to his stories. This literary adventure is about waking up, having a special way of listening and about the beauty of nature in a changing world.

I love sharing what has grown into a complete, unique educational program designed for music educators, home-schooling parents and educational program directors. Synthesizing decades of research, study, educational, and artistic experience, this program is now available as a Teacher Curriculum for Art, Music, and Outdoor Education, a companion Activity-Coloring Book and a Musical all designed for Pre-K – 5th grades.

I love teaching, and as shared by a friend, “Just give Lisa a topic, and she can teach it.”


As an educational consultant, I love guiding teachers and am 150% available to walk side by side through the creative portals of optimal performance.


Director of Higher Octave
Music Mentor Programs
1980 - 
Former Director of Music Aspen Community School
Adjunct Faculty Colorado Rocky Mountain School
Former Co-Director of Music Ross Montessori School
2007 - 2008

Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri at Kansas City

Professor Joanne Baker


Bachelor of Music Education - University of Kansas 1970

  • Suzuki Piano Teacher Certification

    • Pre-Twinkle 1982

    • Book 1 - 1983

    • Book 2 - 1985

    • Book 3 - 1987

    • Book 4 - 2000

    • Book 5 – 2001

  • Structure of Intellect - Learning Abilities Assessment

    • Basic Certification - 1997

    • Intermediate Certification - 1998

    • Advanced Certification - 1999

  • Educational Kinesiology

    • Basic Training - 1986

    • Level 2 - 1987

  • Vision Circles - 1992

  • Institute for Music, Health & Education - Don Campbell

    • Music, Movement Brain Seminar - 1985

    • Healings Aspects of Sound & Breath 1-year Mentorship with Don Camplbell - 1990

  • The Performer Within - 1985 - Eloise Ristad

  • The Listening Program - 1999

  • Song School 2001 Folk Fest Lyons, Colorado

  • Summersongs West 2008

  • Focusing Workshops - Focusing Institute - Neva Daniels

  • Progoff Journal Intensives - 1990 - 91

  • Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training – Beginner Certification 1998

  • Songwriting & Performance Workshops - 1981 CMC - Breckenridge

  • Act of Power - 1989 Brooke Medicine Eagle

  • Possible Human - 1985 Jean Houston

  • Dreamtime Return - Lynn Andrews

  • Sound Connections Unity Village 2006 - 2007

  • Harmony & Singing with Penny Nichols 2007 – 2008

  • Artist-In-Residence programs for Elementary and Secondary schools

  • Director of Music at Aspen Community School

  • Musicals and Musical Score Collaborations

    • Magic Mountain® – The Musical

    • Into The Mountains

    • Chorus Kids

    • Another Way

    • Heidi

  • Radio commercial for Colorado Mountain College

  • The Psychology of Stage Performance

Colorado Mountain College

  • Songwriter’s Workshop

Colorado Mountain College

  • Music and Movement For Life Changes Youth Recovery Center

Valley View Hospital

  • World Balance Symposium

  • Sierra Club Benefit

  • Earth Day Celebrations.

  • Wheeler Opera House

  • Telluride New Sheridan Opera House

  • Cascade Theater – Vail

  • Panida Theater – Sandpoint, Idaho

  • Okanagan Friends of Trees Festival

  • Carbondale Mountain Fair

  • Winds of Change Retreat

  • Soundings of the Planet

  • Grammy Award-Winner Ernie Watts

  • Peter Kater

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