American-Canadian pianist and Rhode Island native Lisa Raposa has over 20 years of experience teaching students encompassing a broad range of levels. With her husband and pianist-partner Gregory Millar, she co-runs the Raposa & Millar Piano Studio, teaches on the faculty of the Toronto Music Alliance, and is Vice President of the Etobicoke-Mississauga Branch of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association. Prior to moving to the Greater Toronto Area, she 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).
As an active adjudicator and performer, she has judged the Ontario Music Festival Association Provincial Competitions, the CCC Music Festival, the Massachusetts MTNA Junior Piano Competition, and written reviews of pedagogical repertoire for the Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects (ACNMP). She appears regularly with the newly formed Ensemble CO3 (Amanda Lee, violin; Tova Rosenberg, cello) and as a member of the Millar Piano Duo. At the onset of the pandemic, the Millar Piano Duo staged three successful livestream events, to which audience members responded favorably. In particular, their playing of Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin/Levine) garnered the comment: “Utterly seamless between the two of you – like one four-handed artist!”
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.