"THE BEST TEACHER FOR SERIOUS PIANO STUDY IN SOUTH CAROLINA"
Trained in South Korea, Teaches in the Upstate, Performs Across the Region
Lisa Won Kiser began her studies at age four under the tutelage of her mother, also a pianist. She made her orchestral debut at ten years old in Daegu, South Korea, performing Chopin’s First Piano Concerto. She attended Yonsei University. Her students have consistently won state and national competitions. They have been admitted to conservatories and colleges such as Princeton University.
Three piano students of Lisa's won prizes recently
In the 2021 Governor's School Piano Competition. Jason Zhang won first place. Andrew Ning won third place and Henry Sun gained an honorable mention. The competition was open to students from South Carolina. See more here.
Student Isabella Han won first place in the 2020
Clemson Concerto Competition
She will perform Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto
No. 2, 1st mvt. in Fall of 2021.
UPSTATE CONSERVATORY TRACT PIANO LESSONS
Lessons for students interested in a career in music
This is intensive study. The student will be required to practice upwards of two hours a day. And will be thoroughly trained in piano technique and music theory. Performance opportunities include recitals during the semester at the Kiser house. Students will receive guidance through out the college admissions process. Get in touch for more information. Parents and students are not belabored with endless forms or formalities. Students pay monthly tuition and come to lessons. No forms to fill out. But please do check our policies below.
The Building Blocks
Lisa Won Kiser also teachers beginning students. These are fun lessons for children as young as four (certain conditions apply). They are fun but they are also about developing a firm foundation for future music study. Starting young means developing a world of important skills like coordination, memory and musical intuition. Skills that are proven to give children an edge in academics. Get in touch for more information.
PIANO LESSONS IN GREENVILE, SC LEARNING TRACT
Beyond The Basics
Between the beginners and the future performers there is the cultural and educational aspect to piano lessons. You may already know the benefits of music lessons. Students who take private instruction are more likely to succeed in school. Many of Lisa Kiser's students have used excellence in piano playing to gain an edge in college admissions.
Lisa Won Kiser teaches piano lessons, along with her husband, out of their home in Greenville, South Carolina. Located near the Top Golf, the Studio is equipped with four pianos, allowing for two piano rehearsals and concerto accompaniments. The home recitals take place on a Steinway D Concert Grand piano in a room where the windows showcase a wooded backyard. For the curious student there is a homemade organ in the downstairs studio. Recordings can be made in the home with available professional audio equipment. Besides lessons, the studios are used as spaces to teach music theory, accompany instrumentalists, and hold master classes.
Lisa Won Jung Kiser is the principal keyboardist of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. Students can get limited free tickets to their concerts. Additionally her husband David Kiser is the host of On the Keys, a show about the piano on South Carolina Public Radio. Former students have been featured on the program. Lisa is a member of the Greenville Women’s Music Club, a great source for scholarships for students. She is also a member of MTNA and has performed with many important music professionals in the area. She is on the board of the Sigal Music Museum that hosts an important collection of historic keyboard instruments.
SCMTNA Junior Division 1st
SC Governor's School Honorable Mention
SCMTNA 1st place
SCMTNA 1st place
1st place all divisions in SC Pre-College Auditions
Featured on From The Top
From the Top Fellow
1st place South Carolina Governor’s School Competition
Honorable Mentions South Carolina Governor’s School Competition
Clemson University Concerto Competition Winner/Honorable mention
Multiple winners of the Carolina Youth Symphony Concerto Competition
2nd Place and Special prize at Hayes Piano Competition
Recently Accepted to:
Southeastern Piano Festival
Brevard Music Center
Mannes Conservatory of Music
Philips Exeter Academy
South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics
South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities
LISA AND DAVID IN LIVE PERFORMANCE
Lisa Won Jung Kiser performs with flair and fire and stunning technical control. She has performed across the Southeast, Italy and her native South Korea. Recently she performed Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Liszt's Piano Concerto no. 1 with the GAMAC Orchestra. She is regularly featured in the Spotlight Chamber Music Series with principal players of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. She has accompanied guest artist recitalists like the co-principal violinist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Book her for a concert or master class. She plays in a Piano Duo with her Husband, David Kiser.
EXCELLENCE IN PIANO TEACHING AND PERFORMING