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. She was the organist
and choir director at St. Philip Episcopal Church for eleven years, and also served as 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 served on the piano faculty at Mississippi
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
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.
In her 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.