Violin | Viola | Piano Instructor
A native of Seattle, Washington, Alisa Luera is an active violinist, violist, and music instructor based in Los Angeles. She began playing the piano at the age of three with her mother, a piano instructor who helped her by applying her knowledge and practicing methods to her learning for several years. At the age of four, Alisa took violin lessons for twelve years under the Suzuki Music Program and recently received her Bachelor's Degree in Violin Performance & Music Orchestral String Studies at the California State University, Northridge.
In her undergraduate years, she was in the CSUN Scholarship Quartet and took masterclasses with Arnaud Sussmann of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Bin Huang of China Conservatory, Yuan Sheng of Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, Ben Hong of USC and LA Philharmonic, and the Calder Quartet. Since attending CSUN’s Department of Music, she was co-concertmaster in the Symphony Orchestra for seven semesters and was selected to perform chamber music with Dr. Lorenz Gamma, Dr. Julia Heinen, Dr. Robert Berg, Ben Hong, and Jonathan Moerschel of the Calder Quartet.
Ms. Alisa has performed widely in Austria, Czech-Republic, Hungary, Italy, and the United States as a chamber musician and concertmaster with LAYO (Los Angeles Youth Orchestra) & JCM (Junior Chamber Music). In 2014, she was accepted into JCM’s Debut Artists Program and was selected for the JCM Honors Tour to perform in masterclasses at Longy’s School of Music, New England Conservatory, Juilliard School of Music, and performed in Carnegie Weill Recital Hall.
Over the past years, Alisa has combined her work as a professional musician with teaching, instilling her love for music in her students. Currently, she teaches violin, viola, and piano, and is working on her Master's Degree at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.