Ms. Lisa Fiorilli has been teaching private music lessons at The Catoctin School of Music since 2010, and in Loudoun County since 2005. She holds a degree in saxophone performance from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, where she studied with world-renowned contemporary saxophonist John Sampen. She completed additional studies at the University of Massachusetts with Lynn Klock and David Jenkins, where she was also a graduate teaching assistant, and she has performed on masterclasses for Jim Umble, Bill Street, Russell Peterson, and Donald Sinta. Jazz teachers include Marty Nau, Paul Pieper, Luis Hernandez, Bob Franceschini, and Bob Reynolds.
A versatile woodwind player, Ms. Fiorilli is active as a performer in the community. While she has a classical/modern music background in saxophone, she enjoys playing jazz and refining her technique on other woodwinds, including clarinet, bass clarinet, and bassoon. In addition to faculty recitals for both NVCC and CSM, she often performs locally with her jazz trio. She has also held seats in the Capital Wind Symphony, the Riverside Saxophone Quartet, the Franklin Park Big Band, and in pits for the Pickwick Players and Main Street Theater productions.
Ms. Fiorilli has state licensure in music education, and her students routinely earn top honors at the district, state, and national level, perform in area groups such as the Loudoun Symphonic Youth Orchestra, and earn scholarships and awards at music schools. She welcomes students of all ages and abilities in her studio and classes, and her approach to teaching is best summed up with this motto: "Teach the student first, the music second, and the instrument third." As adjunct faculty at NVCC Loudoun, she is the professor of saxophone and the director of the jazz ensemble.
Please visit her website or Facebook @lisafiomusic for more information.