Teachers at the Old Town School

Lisa Goethe-McGinn

Flute, Wind Instruments

Flutist, Lisa Goethe-McGinn has an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, and teaching artist. She has performed in festivals and concert series throughout the U.S. and abroad.

She has been an active teaching artist, coach, clinician and adjudicator for 25+ years. She teaches flute and recorder starting as early as age 4 years old for recorder and Suzuki flute and 7 years old for traditional flute on up and teaches all levels including adults. Her students have been honored with numerous accomplishments and many have gone on to continue their studies in music.

Her philosophy of teaching music is to inspire, encourage, and to bring out each students full potential through creative expression. She strives to build a studio community where each student can foster friendships, have fun and encourage each other. She feels it is important to have each student try all styles of music (from classical to jazz to pop to contemporary music to improvisation) knowing that this will help them grow as a balanced musician and person.

Lisa received her degrees from the University of Illinois and Millikin University and has studied with Alexander Murray, Mary Karen Clardy, Mary Ellen Poole.  She has had the privledge to study additionally with Robert Dick, Camilla Hoitenga and Anne LaBerge and has participated in Masterclasses with Walfrid Kujala, Patricia Spencer and Robert Dick.

Lisa is a much sought after performer of contemporary, cutting-edge music. She is currently working on solo and collaborative projects and with flute/cello duo, Cherchez la Femme.  She has given both U.S. and world premiere performances of numerous compositions and has worked directly with many active composers and collaborators.

She lives in the western suburbs with her husband, two children and their puppy pug, Sherman.

Education: University of Illinois
Millikin University
Master of Music - Flute Performance; Bachelor of Music - Commercial Music; Suzuki Flute certificate 1A, 1B

Started at the Old Town School in August of 2019


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 10/28/2019

Tuesdays 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm at 1312 S Michigan Ave
Saturdays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at 1312 S Michigan Ave


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 01/06/2020

Tuesdays 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm at 1312 S Michigan Ave
Saturdays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at 1312 S Michigan Ave