Lisa Ramirez (b.1980) has been teaching piano in the Memphis area for eighteen years. She currently
maintains a studio of around thirty-five students, ranging from beginners to advanced students. She holds a masters degree
in piano performance from The University of Memphis, where she was also awarded the Performer's Certificate. Mrs. Ramirez
has studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria; as well as the Bechstein and Fazioli institutes in Paris, France.
She currently teaches piano, harpsichord, and organ; and is the organist at Trinity Baptist Church, and the cantor
at St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Mrs. Ramirez is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music and a member of the Greater Memphis
Music Teachers Association.
Mrs. Ramirez has taught class piano at the University
of Memphis and has been on the piano faculty as Mississippi State University.
As a performer, she has won over 30 national and international competitions and has concertized across the US and
Europe, including two appearances at Carnegie Hall. Mrs. Ramirez has performed concerti by Chopin, Ravel, and Kabalevsky
with orchestras in Dallas, Kansas City, Paducah, and Memphis. She has performed piano duo concerts with Dr. Jennifer
Lee Kang in Tennessee and Mississippi. A lover of the harpsichord, she has performed many of Bach's Preludes and Fugues
and several Couperin works on the harpsichord. Her writings have been published in the American Music Teacher Magazine. Mrs.
Ramirez is also a regular adjudicator in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama.
As a teacher, her students have also won numerous piano competitions and perform across the mid-south, and in Carnegie
Hall. One of her students will be performing the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto #2 with the Germantown Youth Symphony this
fall. This year, her students have taken first prize at the piano competition at UT Martin, as well first prize at the
Association of Private Schools Piano Competition. Her students have gone on to study music in such places as Columbia
University in New York, Northwestern University, Carnegie Mellon, The University of Indiana, The Universty of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill, UT Knoxville, MTSU, and the University of Memphis.
personal life, Mrs. Ramirez is a certified Reiki Master in the Usui System of Natural Healing. She loves to read books
by Byron Katie and Thich Nhat Hanh. She also enjoys studying the Spanish language and loves salsa dancing.