Lisa Bishoff Cornell

Piano Faculty
Instruments: 
Piano
Program Area: 
Private Instruction
With Music Institute of Chicago since: 
1984
Education: 

BA Music Vassar College, MA Performing Arts DePaul Univ

Significant teachers and mentors: 

Margaret Wilson, Todd Crow, George Banhalmi

Teaching philosophy and areas of expertise: 

kids don't like things they're not good at--confidence is the best motivator

Professional affiliations & activities: 

competition judge, music director Ivanhoe Congregational Church, Libertyville piano Club

Interests outside of music: 

Golf, dance, the Cubs

Favorite quote: 

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.

Favorite practice tip: 

Before performing, pretend you're in your own living room.

Favorite composer or piece to play: 

Rachmaninoff

Favorite musical moment: 

Watching my 3 year old perform in her first recital