Dr. Lisa Burrell is on the music faculty of Lone Star College in Houston, Texas. She is a violinist, violist, string clinician, and a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner®. She is on the summer faculty of the Wyoming Seminary Summer Music Festival and the Five Seasons Chamber Music Festival. In addition to teaching privately and performing, she is a regular clinician in the Houston public schools, college and university music programs, and teacher in-services, emphasizing pedagogy that promotes healthy playing through movement-based learning.
She has given over 200 clinics nationally and internationally, including presentations at the American String Teachers Association Conference (2010, 2011), Texas Music Educators Association (2011, 2019), The Midwest Clinic (2010), ISSE Chicago Feldenkrais Training (2016), ISSE San Francisco Feldenkrais Training (2017), Symposium on Feldenkrais in the Performing Arts (2016) in London, UK, the International Arts in Society Conference (2017) in Paris, France, and the ISME World Music Education Conference (2018) in Baku, Azerbaijan, where she received of one of 10 World Conference Awards.
Dr. Burrell is a graduate of the University of Virginia (BA), Northern Illinois University (MM), and the University of Houston (DMA). She completed a four-year, 800-hour Feldenkrais training in 2013 through Institute for the Study of Somatic Education. As a practitioner, she sees professional musician clients and offers workshops to prevent and overcome injuries/difficulties associated with neurological issues, repetitive strain, and performance anxiety.
As an active writer and blogger, Dr. Burrell is interested in sharing her teaching experience and research with the wider community of educators, musicians, and practitioners working with musicians and injury. She has recently published in the Journal for the Feldenkrais Guild of North America (2015), and will be featured in a new book The Feldenkrais Method in Creative Practice: Dance, Theatre, and Music to be released through Oxford University Press (pending), London 2019.