Primary Discipline(s):

  • Piano

Education - Studies

  • ARCT (Performance), The Royal Conservatory
  • ARCT (Teacher's), The Royal Conservatory
  • BMusEd, University of Toronto
  • BSc (Psychology), University of Toronto
  • MM (Piano Performance), Southern Methodist University


  • Private Studio
  • The Royal Conservatory, Toronto, ON
  • Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

Professional Activities

Lisa Iwasaki enjoys teaching private lessons in piano to students from ages three to eighty-three. Her students participate in a wide variety of activities, including recitals, festivals, assessments and exams. The studio program includes the study of rudiments, history, keyboard harmony, and pedagogy.

Lisa completed her undergraduate studies with Andrew Markow. She studied piano pedagogy with Samuel Holland and piano with David Karp while at Southern Methodist University. During that time she participated in master classes with Joaquin Achucarro and Philippe Entremont. Lisa's post-graduate studies were with Fernando Laires in Rochester, New York. She also took further study in Vicenza, Italy with Nazzareno Carusi.

Lisa Iwasaki has presented workshops covering an overview of psychological principles of learning as well as theories and cognitive development relevant for piano teachers. She has also conducted several seminars on technique, motivation, recital preparation, developing artistry in the young student, and special teaching concerns for adult students.

Ms. Iwasaki has been active as an adjudicator since 1996, including festivals across Ontario and in upstate New York.

She accompanies a children's choir and also works as a church musician.

Since 2002 Lisa Iwasaki has been a nationally certified teacher of music (NCTM) with MTNA.

Professional Affiliations

  • MTNA