Lisa Burrell

Violin, Viola, Feldenkrais Practitioner

Dr. Lisa Burrell is on the music faculty of Lone Star College in Houston, Texas. She is a violinist, violist, string clinician, and a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner®. She is on the summer faculty of the American Festival for the Arts. She is on the governing committee for the International Society for Music Education’s Musicians’ Health and Wellness SIG. She teaches privately online and in the Houston area, working with both young musicians, professional musicians dealing with injury, and music educators. She is a regular clinician in the Houston public schools, college and university music programs, and teacher in-services, emphasizing pedagogy that promotes healthy playing through movement-based learning.

Her work has been featured throughout the US and internationally, including presentations at the American String Teachers Association Conference (2010, 2011), Texas Music Educators Association (2011, 2019, 2020, 2022), The Midwest Clinic (2010, 2019), ISSE Chicago Feldenkrais Training (2016), ISSE San Francisco Feldenkrais Training (2017), Symposium on Feldenkrais in the Performing Arts (2016) in London, UK, the International Arts in Society Conference (2017) in Paris, France, and the ISME World Music Education Conference (2018) in Baku, Azerbaijan, where she received of one of 10 World Conference Awards, the ISME Online Conference (2020), Helsinki, Finnland, the Sam Houston State String Education Workshop (2019, 2020), the Texas Orchestral Educators Association Conference (2020), the IC-CIPEM Conference on the Psychology of Music and Music Education, Porto, Portugal (2019, 2021), and the College Music Society National Conference (2021), and the FutureLifeNow Online Feldenkrais in the Performing Arts Summit (2021).

Dr. Burrell is a graduate of the University of Virginia (BA), Northern Illinois University (MM), and the University of Houston (DMA). She completed a four-year, 800-hour Feldenkrais training in 2013 through Institute for the Study of Somatic Education. As a practitioner, she sees professional musician clients and offers workshops to prevent and overcome injuries/difficulties associated with neurological issues, repetitive strain, and performance anxiety.

As an active writer and blogger, Dr. Burrell is interested in sharing her teaching experience and research with the wider community of educators, musicians, and practitioners working with musicians and injury. She has recently published in the Journal for the Feldenkrais Guild of North America (2015) and is a featured author in two new books The Feldenkrais Method in Creative Practice: Dance, Theatre, and Music, Bloomsbury Press, London 2021, and The Feldenkrais Method: Learning Through the Nervous System, Handspring Press, 2021.

Lisa Burrell