With extensive experience as a bandleader, soloist, and freelance jazz and pop musician, guitarist / vocalist Lisa Sanchez is a perennial on the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. She has performed in many different settings including clubs, concerts, hotels, restaurants, theater bands, recordings, and commercials. Highlights include a seven year run with her own trio at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco; pit work with the Urban Theater, Julian Theater, and Theater on the Square; a CD recording, Vocalist/Guitarist (1990); and seventeen consecutive years in the entertainment line up of the People in Plazas concert series in San Francisco.
Lisa studied guitar with Dave Smith, Duncan James and Warren Nunes, and voice with Jane Sharp and Mark Murphy. She holds a B.A. in music from San Francisco State University where she was a member of the music faculty from 1996-2004. She is currently on the teaching staff of Gryphon Stringed Instruments in Palo Alto, CA and the Stanford Continuing Studies Program, Stanford, CA.
Lisa offers private electric and acoustic guitar instruction for adults and teens at Gryphon Stringed Instruments in Palo Alto.
Styles & topics include
theory and sight reading
folk / fingerstyle guitar