Lisa Brooke is a teaching artist for Upbeat New Hampshire’s elementary, middle and high school semi-private lessons. Lisa coaches violinists in the Upbeat Youth Orchestra. She taught string ensembles and private students at Shore Country Day School for 3 1/2 years and at Salem State University. Lisa’s teaching philosophy is wrapped around her firm belief that learning is a fluid art form. Beloved by her violin students and violin class alike she is able to provide the students what they need in order to flourish.
As a student at Music and Art High School, where she was concertmaster and graduated with highest honors, and the Manhattan School of Music Pre-college division, Lisa spearheaded music outreach lecture/concerts in the underserved population of NYC, through the public schools. She received her BFA from Suny College at Purchase, where she was concertmaster of the senior orchestra.
As a performer, Lisa Brooke is concertmaster of Symphony by the Sea. She has appeared as soloist with New England Classical Singers and the Salem Philharmonic. She performed in NYC with the Orchestra of St. Lukes`, and with Leonard Bernstein and James Levine in the Music for Life concerts, in Carnegie Hall. In Boston, she subs with the Boston Symphony Pops, is principal second violinist and has recorded with Coro Allegro and is concertmaster for the New England Classical Singers. Lisa is a tenured member of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra.
ON BAROQUE VIOLIN, she has performed with the New York Collegium, Concert Royal, Rebel Baroque Orchestra, Amor Artis, the American Classical Orchestra, Handel and Haydn Society and Boston Cecilia, and as concertmaster/soloist with Tempesta Di Mare (Philadelphia.) She currently performs regularly with Tre`s Maresienne at the Museum Concert Series of Somerville, First Church Cambridge, and on Cambridge Society for Early Music’s series. She began studying Baroque performance practice, as a young girl, in Vienna, Austria, where she lived for 3 years.