Lisa Raposa Millar has over two decades of teaching experience. She is co-founder of the Raposa Millar Piano & Studio and on faculty at the Toronto Music Alliance. Prior to moving to Ontario, she taught piano at community schools and universities in Quebec and the Northeastern U.S. She thoroughly enjoys helping students develop their musical gifts at the piano.
As a performer, Lisa has collaborated on a wide range of projects. In 2019, she played the Preludes, Op. 11 by Alexander Scriabin at Heliconian Hall in Toronto as part of the innovative project Clavier à Couleurs: An Exhibit of Piano Preludes featuring the artwork of Antonietta Kies. She is a member of the newly formed Ensemble CO3 (Amanda Lee, violin; Tova Rosenberg, cello) and has performed in concerts with her husband and pianist-partner Gregory Millar since 2008 (Millar Piano Duo).
Lisa has served as an adjudicator for the Pickering GTA Music Festival, Newmarket & Area Branch of ORMTA, Massachusetts MTNA Performance Competitions, Merriam Music Festival, CCC Music Festival, and OMFA Provincial Competitions among others. From 2018-2021, she was Vice President of the Etobicoke-Mississauga Branch of ORMTA in which capacity she revitalized the organization’s website, facilitated the move to digital registrations, and created tutorial videos for teachers on how to sign up for events.
Lisa Raposa Millar 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, Santiago Rodriguez, and Ann Schein. Her principal teachers were JoAnn Mello (pre-college), Arlene Kies, Estela Olevsky, Jean Barr, and Nelita True.
Lisa enjoys running, photography, writing, and coding in her spare time. She lives in Toronto.