Lisa Raposa (Piano)

BA, MA, DMA (Eastman)

Lisa Raposa has over 20 years of experience teaching students of a variety of ages and levels. She received her pedagogy training as an undergraduate student at the University of New Hampshire and since then has taught piano and related courses at several schools in the American Northeast and Quebec including Berwick Academy (Maine), the Hochstein School of Music and Dance (Rochester, NY), Nazareth College (Rochester, NY), and the Dollard Centre for the Arts (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC). She thoroughly enjoys the process of helping others set goals and develop their musical gifts at the piano.

Lisa is also active as an adjudicator and performer. She has adjudicated for the OMFA Provincial Competitions, the CCC Music Festival, and written reviews of pedagogical repertoire for the Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects (ACNMP). Most notably, she is a member of the Millar Piano Duo with her husband, pianist Gregory Millar. At the onset of the pandemic, the Millar Piano Duo staged three very well-attended living room livestream events on Facebook, the first of which included Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin. They intend to continue their musical performances in the digital sphere in 2020/21.

Lisa Raposa earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music at the Eastman School of Music where she was a recipient of an Excellence in Accompanying Award. She received a Master of Music degree at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of New Hampshire. During her training, she played in solo piano master classes for some of the most significant classical artists of our time including Richard Goode, Theodore Lettvin, Santiago Rodriguez, and Ann Schein. Her principal teachers were Jean Barr, Arlene Kies, Estela Olevsky, and Nelita True. Lisa enjoys running, photography, and languages in her spare time. She lives in Toronto.

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The Perfect Gift: The ToMA Holiday Bundle

Are you thinking of getting someone you know a musical instrument this holiday season, like a new guitar, keyboard or cello? Does your child love to sing and you want to encourage them? Don't forget to add some of the best-quality instruction in the GTA! We want to help everyone give one of the greatest gifts of all: the gift of Music. (And they're online too; you can redeem them from anywhere!)

Here for the Holidays, we have created a special 4-pack of lessons along with a gift certificate at a very special price. It's perfect for giving, or to give to yourself! We have a large variety of programs available, with lessons every day of the week. And, as a special surprise, anyone who continues lessons after completing their Holiday Bundle will receive a bonus from us at Toronto Music Alliance. (We'll let that be a secret for those who join!)

The ToMA Holiday Bundle offer ends January 15, so contact us today for all the details.

ToMA Children's Choir Starting September 12!

Our ToMA Online Choir - for children ages 6-12 - is gearing up to start rehearsing on Saturday, September 12. The cost for the choir is $270 per term, with two terms during the school year. Rehearsals run from 10-11 Saturday mornings, and rehearse via Google Meet. Feel free to contact us for the link to our rehearsal room, and join in the musical fun! You can join us starting anytime, even partway through the season (we will made adjustments to the fee for later starts).

To see just a small sample of what they do, click Read More to see one of the videos from our Summer Virtual Choir program.