Faculty Profiles


Lisa Hirschmugl, M.M., B.M.

Viola/Violin, CAD Improv


CSA Instructor since 1992

In addition to her Suzuki method viola and violin studio, Lisa also teaches theory, chamber music, and orchestra. She is also a violin instructor in the CODA outreach program.

Lisa founded the Chicago Viola Society and served on the board of the American Viola Society. She has taught at many Suzuki workshops and is on the faculty of the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan. She has presented at several Suzuki Association of the Americas conferences and has taken students on tour to various destinations in the U.S. Ms. Hirschmugl has also trained in Creative Ability Development (CAD) improvisation method with founder and pedagogue Alice Knack. She teaches CAD (improvisation) for Suzuki string classes.

Lisa enjoys working at CSA because of the close-knit community she experiences in the Suzuki program. She sees how this intimacy benefits the children in both their social and musical development.

Northwestern University

Eastman School of Music

  • Suzuki Association of Americas