Lisa Raposa has over 20 years of teaching experience at all levels. Currently she co-directs the Raposa Millar Piano & Theory Studio and is on faculty at the Toronto Music Alliance. Prior to moving to Ontario, she taught piano and related courses at the Dollard Centre for the Arts (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC), The Hochstein School (Rochester, NY), Nazareth College (Rochester, NY), Berwick Academy (Maine), and the University of New Hampshire among others. She thoroughly enjoys helping students develop their musical gifts at the piano.
Lisa has served as an adjudicator for the Newmarket & Area Branch of ORMTA, Massachusetts MTNA Performance Competitions, Merriam Music Festival, CCC Music Festival, and the OMFA Provincial Competitions and has written reviews of pedagogical repertoire for the Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects. From 2018-2021, she was Vice President of the Etobicoke-Mississauga Branch of ORMTA in which capacity she revitalized the organization’s WordPress website, facilitated the move to digital registrations, and created instructional videos for teachers on how to sign up for events.
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, 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.