is a multilinguist and music educator and is the the first certified Early Childhood Music and Movement Specialist in Trinidad & Tobago. Her keen ear for music and foreign languages began developing in the early years, having been mesmerized by her father's ability to play his favourite songs on the piano by ear and hearing him speak Spanish.
With an inseparable attachment to Music and Spanish since childhood, she pursued them both and holds Honours Degrees in Spanish and Musical Arts from U.W.I and accredited certification from the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association ECMMA, USA. Alongside specialized training in early childhood music including Gordon Music Learning, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, her two decades of experience in education span across age levels, having taught at Preschool, Primary and Secondary, adults too but always naturally gravitating towards working with the youngest children and she enjoys the interactions with families.
Miss Lisa put Trinidad & Tobago on the map as the first country in the Caribbean to offer the internationally acclaimed Musikgarten programme, adapting it to include even more local and regional folk music repertoire while adding a bilingual component for families to acquire Spanish language together through music. Her bilingual experiences continue at home with her Venezuelan-born husband Mr. J Quiñones who is also quite musical.
In addition to being a formally trained pianist, she has been engaged over the years as an accomplished and versatile musician and keyboard accompanist, delighting in choral arranging, directing and conducting the adult band at San Fernando Open Bible Church, training school choruses & steelbands, being involved in musical-theatre productions with the UWI Festival Arts Chorale and serving as a judge for Parang, Calypso & Steelpan competitions at national level. She occasionally expresses her artistic creativity in pencil portraiture but is not going to miss out on playing a good game of tennis, cricket and is a strong advocate of healthy living.
Ms Lisa's God-given passion is to draw families closer together through broad-based music activities while bringing folk music back into the homes by creating nurturing and enriching musical and multilingual experiences from young, helping children grow to become beautiful, resilient human beings.