My name is Lisa Graham and I make the music in your life a little more special.
Growing up, Lisa didn’t have access to a lot of music education, especially for flute. Most of her early learning was self-taught. At the beginning of her university degree in Calgary, she auditioned for an ensemble and was devastated when she wasn’t accepted. However, she knew she had to keep playing. With a quick online search, she found a teacher who promptly answered her email and she started her first lessons. Those lessons completely changed her life.
Lisa is privileged to share music at weddings, concerts, charity events, and more. One of her most exciting musical adventures was a trip to Portugal in 2012. Along with three other musicians, Lisa visited schools in Porto. She helped deliver a presentation on famous people who practiced both science and music. The program included both scientific nuggets interspersed with musical excerpts. She also had the opportunity to perform in two public concerts (in one of which she internationally debuted a piece she composed) and as a guest of a Gregorian chant choir at a third. Since returning, Lisa has guest lectured on science and music at the University of Calgary.
In performance, Lisa loves sharing the unexpected. In her travels, she has come across many wonderful pieces including some from obscure local composers. She is font of curated and sharing these with listeners in a concert hall or more informal setting. The joy of discovery goes even further when preparing for a special event. She enjoys the challenge of coming up with the perfect musical program
Lisa is a versatile musician delighted to perform both solo and as a member of a number of local ensembles including the Mount Royal Chamber Flutes (piccolo, flute, alto flute, and bass flute) and The Shillelaghs (piccolo).