Lisa M Jones Music Teacher/Education Specialist
Lisa is an Improvisor and Music Education Specialist. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Music from York University. Her studies were focused on Piano Improvisation and Contemporary Styles and Music Education. Lisa is a multi-instrumentalist including Piano, Guitar, Djembe and Trombone. She loves to share music with others whether it be through teaching or performing. Lisa owns and operates LMJ Music, a private music studio, where she encourages participation in active music-making for all ages. She has over 29 years teaching experience. Her students range from young beginners to students preparing for Royal Conservatory examinations and University Music programs. She also leads music workshops at libraries, long term care facilities, community centres, centres for Adults with Special needs, daycares and private functions.
Programs at LMJ Music
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 Big Band called Sound Ideas.
Sound Ideas in the Studio
Lisa holds her Orff Music for Children Level I, II, and III Certification at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Professional Development Teacher workshops include: Orff Masterclass with Doug Goodkin (San Francisco), Orff workshops, Early Childhood Music Association and Dalcroze Eurhythmics workshops and classes.
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 and her family drum with Muhtadi Thomas (Trinidad) and the World drummers, lead by Lance Cumberbatch
Performances at Woodbine Park and Regent Park CC
Lisa's drumming experience:
lessons with Master Drummer Amadou Keinou (Burkina Faso)
lessons with York University Teacher Anna Melnikoff
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)
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)
Rails End Art Gallery, Haliburton
Chester Village, Sunnybrook Hospital, and Bridgepoint Health
Birch Cliff Farmers Market Norland Summer Festival
Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street 8th Floor
Dacary Hall, York University
Lisa M. Jones was born on April 11, in Toronto, Ontario Canada. She enjoys painting, swimming, kayaking and 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 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".
Scarborough and Norland, Coboconk, Kinmount, Kirkfield, Minden, Haliburton Ontario