Lisa Smith

Piano Faculty

Lisa Smith has 28 years of piano teaching experience. She is a member of the New Jersey Federation of Music Teachers and Pompton Valley Music Teachers Association.

Since joining in 1997, her students have received superior ratings in the NJ Federation at William Paterson University each year.

Her classical training began at the age of four under the direction of Irwin Buchner. From the age of 13 to receiving her Master's of Music degree she studied extensively with Juilliard-trained teachers. During this time she was a National Member with superior ratings in the Guild Auditions, held superior ratings in the MEA Competitions and was the winner of Outstanding Artistic Achievement award for Montclair State College.

Being a mother of four, she possesses a great understanding and compassion for her students and it is her goal to extend her knowledge and love of music to each child she teaches.

She is a skilled teacher in the Alfred, Bastien, and Faber method as well as the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic genres. She holds a Bachelor's of Music from Montclair State College and a Master's of Music from Montclair State University.

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