top of page

"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. 

 

Lisa teaches in her studio in Greenville, SC with her husband, the pianist David Kiser. You can contact them at lisakiser11@gmail.com.

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.

JAPC Winners (2)_edited.jpg

More Studio
Accomplishments

Isabella.jpg

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. 

https://www.clemsonorchestra.org/

HenrySun.jpg

HENRY SUN WINS JUNIOR DIVISION

Henry Sun played in SCMTNA State Competition at Newberry College. He will go on to regionals in the spring.

JenniferCenta.JPG

JENNIFER CENTA WINS CLEMSON CONCERTO COMPETITION

She performs with the Clemson University Orchestra Fall 2019

CarolinaMusicMuseumLogo_edited.jpg

LISA KISER NAMED BOARD MEMBER OF CAROLINA MUSIC MUSEUM

The Carolina Music Museum (now the Sigal Music Museum) houses the most important collection of historic pianos and instruments in the South.

LisaKiser'sStudentKaylin.jpg

KAYLIN-MAHAL SMITH ORGANIZES BENEFIT CONCERT

Lisa's student Kaylin performed in Greenwood, SC to support the Pathway House

HenrySun.jpg

HENRY SUN WINS JUNIOR DIVISION

Henry Sun played in SCMTNA State Competition at Newberry College. He will go on to regionals in the spring.

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. 

BEGINNER FUNDAMENTALS

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 Kiser PIanist and Student.jpg
IMG_6609.JPG
Lisa Kiser Teaching piano lesson

RESOURCES

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.

Greenvill SC Piano Studio.jpg

CONNECTIONS

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. 

20130718_174038.jpg

STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Recent achievements:

SCMTNA Junior Division 1st

SC Governor's School Honorable Mention

SCMTNA 1st place

SCMTNA 1st place

Honorable Mentions

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:

Wellesley College

Yale University

Duke University 

John Hopkins

Southeastern Piano Festival

Piano Texas

Brevard Music Center

Mannes Conservatory of Music

Princeton University

Carnegie Mellon

Philips Exeter Academy 

Harvard University 

South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics

South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities

Greenville SC Piano Studio.jpg

STUDENT RECORDINGS

IMG_5151.jpg

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

Greenville, SC

CONTACT

Thanks for submitting!

bottom of page