Lisa Antonio comes to the Old Town School with experience as a public school instrumental music teacher, orchestral musician (violin/viola), musical director, and a string band performer (fiddle, mandolin, vocalist). Throughout her career, her philosophy of teaching has dictated classroom style and musical content - namely, that every student can make a valuable contribution to the group both musically and socially, and what is taught is not only music but serves also as an introduction to the valuable lifeskills of creative problem solving, teamwork, aesthetic appreciation, and public performance. The joy of making music in a group is an unparalleled experience, and it can and does change the lives of our students.
Her formal education is a Bachelors of Music Education from Indiana University, a Masters of Education from National Louis University, and a Masters of Counseling from Northern Illinois University.
She would describe herself as a lifelong learner, and first came to OTS for some lessons in fiddling from Maria McCullough in 2004. Many years later and many classes from fabulous people at OTS and she is honored to be working with such distinguished teachers and musicians.
Education: Bachelors of Music Education from Indiana University; Masters of Education from National Louis University; Masters of Counseling from Northern Illinois University.
Started at the Old Town School in December of 2015