Lisa E. Ramsey

Flute Teacher

Lisa Ramsey

SAA Member


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Lisa Ramsey—B. Mus, M. A. After completing a bachelors of music from Brandon University in Manitoba, Canada, Lisa attended St. Mary’s University of Minnesota in Winona for a masters of arts in arts administration. While completing her masters thesis work, she went to Alberta to work with The Banff Centre for Creativity’s, Banff International String Quartet Competition (BISQC). For over a decade after that, Lisa worked with BISQC and other parts of The Banff Centre, from fundraising to management and consulting roles, while also maintaining a flute studio and performing regularly with other local musicians. Beyond her time in Banff, Lisa has also worked in arts granting, fundraising, marketing, events management, and with community foundations in both the US and Canada.

After working on both sides of the border for many years, it was ultimately the Mississippi River and the beautiful bluffs of Winona that drew her back to Minnesota to settle in with her husband along the stunning back channel of the River known as Prairie Island.

As a flutist, Lisa has performed for acclaimed teachers Camille Churchfield, Penny Clarke, Susan Hoeppner, Marina Piccinini and Robert Dick, as well as having studied privately with teachers in both Canada and the United States. She was the flutist with the woodwind quintet in residence at Brandon University during her studies and had the opportunity to tour, do educational outreach performances, as well as compete at the Canadian National Music Festival. With a passion for teaching, she has shared her musical knowledge for over thirty years in private studios in Manitoba, Alberta and Minnesota.

The past few years Lisa has taken on contract projects with various not-for-profits, foundations, tribal communities and environmental companies, while also indulging her desire for adventure and travel. Besides music, she find joy and balance in athletic adventures with triathlons, water skiing, x-country skiing, horse back riding and hiking, as well as being an avid knitter. Lisa continues to find time to teach flute and perform with other local musicians, including the Winona flute choir Flutistry.