Lisa Marsh

Lisa Marsh is Director of the Coordinate Movement Program and a member of the adjunct piano faculty at Portland State University. Her courses focus on injury prevention, health and well being for musicians and mind-body connections for increased artistry and creativity. She received her Bachelor of Science in Music and Master of Music in Performance from Portland State University. Additional background in somatic education includes 19 years as a Registered Nurse in the fields of Neurosurgery and Emergency Medicine, 8 years of piano technique study at the Taubman Institute of Piano and 15 years of study of the Alexander Technique and Body Mapping with Barbara Conable.

Ms. Marsh is a certified Andover Educator and Sponsoring Teacher designated to train and license teachers in Body Mapping. She is former Principle Keyboard with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra and pianist with the Marsh-Titterington Piano Duo. Her compositions reflect diverse influences and are often inspired by her environment and the artists she collaborates with. She was chosen as the Oregon Music Teachers Association Composer of the Year in 2018 and her music was featured at the Portland Mini- Musical Festival in 2019.

Lisa Marsh’s 2019 Fall Institute Events

Saturday, October 19

Body Mapping for Piano (Part 1)
Breakout 8 (10:15 AM – 11:30 AM) | Gratz 4G

This session will include basics of sensory awareness, the body map, sitting balance, the whole arm and healthy movement at the piano. Participants will explore movement activities during the session.

Body Mapping for Piano (Part 2)
Breakout 9 (1:00 PM – 2:15 PM) | Gratz 4G

This session will give participants a chance to explore concepts from the first session at the piano. Participants may bring difficult passages to troubleshoot or address any issues of pain or discomfort at the instrument. We will also discuss healthy practice habits.