Lisa Neher Music Studio
Empowering Musical Artists
Portland, Oregon Voice Teacher & Music Composition Teacher
Offering Online Music Lessons During Covid-19
Hi! I’m Dr. Lisa Neher.
I’m a singer, actress, composer, and teacher and coach for musicians, based in Portland, Oregon. I teach voice lessons, composition lessons, and acting for singers. During the pandemic, I’m teaching virtual lessons online.
I work with singers and composers of all ages and experience levels, from beginners to professionals, children and adults, to unlock their unique artistic voices and achieve their dreams.
My mission is to empower others to express themselves using tools of music making. I teach transparently so that students always know why we are doing what we are doing in lessons. I break these techniques down so that students can experiment with them on their own and become their own teachers.
My teaching combines focused work on practical skills, physiological concepts, and logical problem solving with exercises to build empathy, tap into our innate communicative instincts, and nurture trust and joy in the artistic process.
Music is one of the most joyful, powerful, and fulfilling art forms in our world. But it can also be easy to get stuck in the weeds of self-doubt, to get confused by all the different YouTube videos on vocal technique, or to lose momentum along the way. Mentorship matters. Whether you are diving into singing for the first time, getting ready for the next big audition or virtual performance, writing your first string quartet, or polishing your professional composition portfolio, I’m here to help you reach your goals AND stay connected to the happiness that drew you to music in the first place.
Contact me and schedule a free consultation lesson today, no strings attached! I can’t wait to meet you!
Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through. --Ira Glass, Host of This American Life
Lisa's training really helped me grow in confidence and ability as a singer! She's personable and easy to work with and knows how to tailor to the individual. Over time, she helped me overcome my personal vocal hurdles like increasing steady breath support, smoothing over the break in my passaggio, and getting me performance ready. I also added an entire octave to my range. --Miriam, high school student