Lisa S. Robinson holds a B.A. from Vassar College with a major in music, a B.M. from George Mason University and a M.M. degree in music composition at George Mason University. She has studied composition under the guidance of Dr. Glenn Smith.


As a returning student, composing music and hearing it performed was the realization of a lifelong dream. Her musical output encompasses large works, chamber music and short character pieces for solo instruments. Ms. Robinson also writes developmental music for aspiring pianists. In addition she regularly produces short folk pieces suitable for dancing which have been performed by several folk music ensembles in the Washington, D.C. area.


Additional Studies:
    Classical Piano, Dingwall Fleary, 1972-1975
    Jazz, Blues and Pop Piano, Sam Rudin, 1980-82
    History of Jazz, Phil Elwood, 1982
    Classical Violin, Sharon Black, 1992-1998
    Old-Time Fiddle, Alan Jabbour,  2003
    Scandinavian fiddle, Andrea Hoag, 2006-2007
    Bluegrass Fiddle, Richard Greene, 2008


Additional Accomplishments:
    Performed and composed “Fragments,” a piano solo; McLean Symphony May 1999

    Performed piano music of Erik Satie for “The Velveteen Gentleman; produced by Le Neon 2001
    Composed and performed incidental music for “La Vagabonde”;produced by Le Neon 2003


In her role as an educator and as the owner of a successful piano studio in Arlington, Virginia, Ms. Robinson has introduced hundreds of children, teenagers and adults to the joy of making music.


Since 1983 she has built and sustained a full-time piano teaching studio. As well as teaching the basics of reading music and piano technique, she has also written a collection of exercises and short pieces designed to strengthen the left hand and the skill of reading bass clef. 

In April, 2002, she was invited to teach American Fiddle in the Shetland Islands.