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Victoria Hilton, Jaylyn Rock, and Micaela Shields - teaching assistants  

Cordova, TN (Memphis) 



Congratulations to my 2017 Tennessee Music Teachers Association winners:
Elementary Concerto winner: Andrew Vo
Senior High Ensemble Runners Up: Victoria Hilton and Micaela Shields

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 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.
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.