Lisa M Jones Music Teacher/Orff Specialist, Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
Lisa is an improviser and Elementary Music Specialist. She loves to share music with others, whether it be through teaching or performing. Lisa encourages participation in active music-making for all ages. She has over 25 years teaching experience. Lisa runs an extensive private music teaching business where she teaches over 50 students a week, ranging from young beginners to students preparing for Royal Conservatory examinations and University Music programs. She also leads music workshops at libraries, community centres and private functions.
Programs at LMJ Music:
Lisa received her Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Degree from York University and graduated on the Deans Honour Roll. Her studies were focused on Piano Improvisation and Contemporary Styles with Casey Sokol and Elementary Music Education. While attending University, Lisa also played Trombone in the York University Wind Symphony. Lisa has played the trombone since the age of 10 and plays in a 12 piece Big Band called the Isotones.
Lisa holds her Orff Music for Children Level I, II, and III certification at the Royal Conservatory of Music and is a member of Carl Orff Canada. She continues to participate in Professional Development Teacher workshops including: Orff Masterclass with Doug Goodkin (from San Francisco), Orff workshops, Early Childhood Music Association and Dalcroze Eurhythmics workshops and classes. Lisa is a member of the Early Childhood Music Association.
In addition to her studies at York University and the Royal Conservatory, Lisa has continued to study music privately. She continues to develop her personal musicianship skills in piano, guitar, trombone, Djembe and recorder. Lisa equally enjoys teaching and performing different musical styles including pop, classical and blues.
Lisa's drumming experience:
Rhythm (South Indian Carnatic music and percussion) at York University with Professor Trichy Sankaran
drumming classes with Frederick Kwasi Dunyo (Ghana)
private lessons with Ruth Schmid (TDSB) (Guinea Rhythms)
Professional drum circle faciliator workshops given by Lucas Coffey and Terri Segal
Drumming and Percussion for Health and Rehabilitation course at the University of Toronto, the department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
lessons with Master drummer Amara Kante (Guinea)
lessons with Master Drummer Amadou Keinou (Burkina Faso)
Lisa continues to drum with Muhtadi Thomas (Trinidad) and the World drummers.
Lisa M. Jones was born on April 11, in Toronto, Ontario Canada. She enjoys spending time with her dogs.
Lisa M. Jones has independently produced a C.D. of solo piano improvisations titled "Understanding" that was recorded in March 1997 by York Alumnae Lisa Patterson at Imaginit Creative Arts Space (Toronto, Ontario). She wanted to do these recordings so that she could share her music with friends, family, and students. It is one hour in length. Sound/piano.aif
In March 1999 Jones did her second Live DAT recording in front of an audience. It was recorded in Dacary Hall at York University. It is all original piano improvisations one hour in length. CD titled "Capacity".
Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street 8th Floor Dacary Hall, York University