All About Liliana Lazzari
Liliana Lazzari, a resident of San Diego, has been active in the music community for over 20 years. Her teachers include Claude Monteux, Damien Bursill-Hall, Teresa Beaman, Jane Masur, September Payne and Beth Ross-Buckley. Liliana found her passion for flute and teaching at a very early age when her preschool took a trip to watch the symphony. At age four she decided teaching flute was her path in life and while she couldn't start on that path until she was quite a bit older she was gifted with a deep knowing of her calling. She received a Bachelors of Music, in Flute Performance from San Diego State and a Masters of Music in Flute Performance from California State University Fresno. She was given the distinction of being an All-American Scholar in 2002. She has won many honors in various flute competitions. She has been active as a flute clinician for SDFG, PHS, UHS, TPMS to name a few in the San Diego area as well as being a flute clinician in the Fresno area for Buchannon HS and Clovis East HS. She has also been a guest flute specialist for SCSBOA and CBDA as well as for Fresno USD's buy back days and professional developement days. She has been a guest conductor for Fresno State's Flute Festival, San Diego Flute Guild Flute Festival as well as for Fresno Pacific's Flute Festival where she also taught several flute master classes. Ms. Lazzari has also served on the board for the San Diego flute Guild as Treasurer and Vice President in the 90s and as Corresponding Secretary from 2006-2012. She was on the board of the Fresno and Madera Counties Music Educators Association as the Orchestra Representative from 2002-2004. She has also been a clinician at SCSBOA and OCUSD for Smartmusic computer program and Finale. Currently she is a member of many professional associations including but not limited to Music Teachers Association of California, CMEA, San Diego Flute Guild, NFA and SCSBOA. She also has students participate in the Royal Conservatory's "The Acheivement Program" TAP and MTAC's Certificate of Merit. Currently, she teaches band and orchestra at Oak Valley Middle School in the Poway Unified School District while maintaining an active flute studio.
If you would like to find out more about some of my teachers click on the following: Damian Bursill-Hall
I also believe that my primary teachers were very important and instrumental in my choice of career. I'm still working to get some of their bios for my site.
Jane Masur, she was my private flute teacher from 7th grade into college. She gave me more than anybody did even when I appeared to be an unmotivated teenager. She also got me involved in local organizations and got me started teaching privately. She showed me by example what it is to be a good and dedicated teacher.
Laurie Gamie, she was my middle school band director. She was always kind and encouraging.
Karl Fitch, he was the director for an extracurricular junior high marching band. He always had confidence in me and that gave me confidence in myself.
Marc Davis, he was my high school band director. He taught me a lot about discipline and dedication. The high level of literature that we played made it impossible for me to ever conceive of giving up band and the joy of playing.
Susana Lazzari, my mother. So many people forget to acknowledge the role their parents played in their success. They are your first teacher and should always be acknowledged.