Alisa received her degree in Music Education from the University of Northern Iowa graduating with honors in 2012. Since then, she has taught private lessons, bands, and choirs in Illinois and the 4 Corners. Alisa serves on the board for the American Orff Schulwerk Association’s local chapter and is involved with the 4 Corners Music Teacher’s Association. For the last several years, Alisa has served as co-owner and operator of the Music School, Ltd. in Durango teaching voice, piano, saxophone, clarinet, flute, trumpet, guitar, bass, and bands. Several of Alisa’s vocal ensembles and bands have earned top honors at national and international music festivals.
Currently the general music, band, and choir instructor at St. Columba School, Alisa’s teaching philosophy involves pairing contemporary styles of music with important foundational concepts.