The 1st Female to earn a Masters in Guitar from NIU
Lynette Zelis, NCTM
Director-Elect, Music Teachers National Association
Illinois State Music Teachers, Immediate Past President
Noteable Notes Music Academy, Owner
Lisa Baker is an amazing teacher for all levels of students! I started with her over a year ago and have really enjoyed every lesson. She knew exactly what I needed to learn at every step along the way and always is encouraging. This is really important as an adult student who can master other areas of music but guitar was something completely different for me and totally new. She has a broad range of mastery in musical genres and styles so that we can explore many ways of playing guitar that interest me. She's a terrific teacher and person!
"Hello my name is Lana Vo, I am eleven years old and I would like to give a shoutout to my music teacher, Lisa Baker. I am very fortunate to have such an amazing educator musically for almost two and half years. Lisa has helped me with my original songs and has pushed me to become a better guitar player. If I wasn’t with Lisa for two plus years I wouldn’t be the musician I am today. She brings passion and fun and is driven to make sure that all her students excel musically and are also having fun in the process. I have watched and played with Lisa on stage and I admire her musicianship and ability to perform in front of a crowd. I will continue to take lessons and learn from Lisa and one day I will become the musician that I aspire to be. Thank you Lisa for all you do."
"I think Ms. Lisa is an excellent teacher because she's funny, she's kind, and she's really good with kids. My favorite things about taking lessons with her are the wide variety of songs she is able to teach, and learning about her cool performance experiences."
Hi my name is Emelia. I am 10 years old and I have been playing guitar with Lisa for 3 years. I like that Lisa is my teacher because she teaches me many chords and songs and talks about her performances and how they make her feel. What is most fun about having her as a teacher is performing at concerts with a band, by myself or with Lisa. During our lessons, we practice songs that I learn and later play them at concerts and I love having her as a teacher. In a couple of years, or now, I would like to accomplish being able to play in a real band with my friends and family. I am so lucky to have Lisa as a music teacher!