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Piano Faculty (Suzuki & Traditional)
At MIC for 15 years 3 months

Private Instruction (Suzuki and Traditional)

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Lisa Bishoff Cornell has been a member of the Music Institute’s piano faculty since 2008, instructing adults and younger students. She has a bachelor of arts degree from Vassar College and a master of arts degree from DePaul University, and she has trained at the American Suzuki Institute. She is music director and accompanist for the Ivanhoe Congregational Church and a Chicago-area adjudicator for the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and the North Shore Music Teachers Association.  


BA, Vassar College
MA,  DePaul University

Additional Studies / Recent Awards / Recordings

American Suzuki Institute

Basic Teaching Philosophy or Special Music Interests/Specialties

"I believe that students, especially kids, don't enjoy activities that they're not good at. I instill confidence and pride into even the earliest beginner, so that their motivation continues to grow throughout their studies. I require occasional performances, casual and more formal, which brings praise and satisfaction from family and teacher."

Professional Affiliations & Activities

Music Director/Accompanist Ivanhoe Congregational Church
Adjudicator, MTNA North Shore Music Teachers Assoc Chicago area

Why study music?
What does music mean to you?
What do you love about playing your instrument?

"Music study taps into so many areas of being human: creativity, math skills, judgement, organization, memorization, confidence and camaraderie."

"Listening to music..all kinds...has paralleled most of my life's experiences."

"Playing music has brought me joy, friendship, career opportunities, solace, pride and accomplishment."