Lish has a studio undergraduate and graduate flute students at New Jersey City University (20 minutes from midtown Manhattan) and directs the NJCU Flute Choir. She has taught Music in the City, a music appreciation class for non-music majors, and Form and Analysis for music majors.
She travels to CUNY Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music to teach Music: Its Language, History, and Culture, a music appreciation course for non-music majors.
Lish has been the adjunct professor of flute, and director of the flute ensemble at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA (northeast PA) since 2008. She has also taught Intro to Music, a music appreciation class for students looking to learn more about the history of music.
She jointed Columbia University as the Gagaku Ensemble director Fall 2020.
Finally, Lish can also be found teaching beginning flutists for the Ethical Culture School Before School Music Program (NYC), and Wilkes University Conservatory (PA).
Anyone interested in meeting for a free trial lesson at these schools are encouraged to fill out the contact form for more information.
Anticipated 2023 summer appointments include Summer Music in Tuscany (Italy) and the Pocono Flute Society Summer Flute Camp (PA).
Lish was artist instructor of flute, Chamber Ensemble instructor, and taught Musicianship II and III, Music History I: Antiquity to Baroque, and group piano classes at Mercer County Community College (NJ), taught Woodwind Methods II at Montclair State University and Flute Methods at The College of New Jersey, gave applied lessons for Camden County Community College (NJ), and was a flute/private piano and group piano/recorder instructor for the Bronx House School of Performing Arts.
She also taught for the Paramus Community Music School (NJ), the Conservatory of Musical Arts (NJ), Ferrwood Music Camp (PA), Musical Associates (NYC), LessonFace (Online), and the Pennington School (a private boarding school in central Jersey).
Lish has coached/conducted the flute ensembles at Hillsborough High School and Ridgewood High School.
She has given masterclasses, sectionals and clinics for Rutgers University, the Pocono Flute Society, Pocono Summer Flute Camp, NJ Flute Society Flute Fair Day, NJ Flute Choir Day, Flute Festival of Central Pennsylvania, Flute Festival of Southeastern PA, Central NJ Flute Day, Bergen County Band, Junior High Region Band (Bergen County), Verona High School, Paul the VI High School, Drums Elementary/Middle School, Pennsbury High School, Delran High School, Montgomery High School, and others.
Lish began teaching in 1999. Flute students have ranged from 3th graders to adults though students as young as 4 have taken private piano lessons. Lish has experience teaching group piano class for students starting at 6 years of age.
Lish is currently taking new students in all teaching locations and is offering lessons and coaching via Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, and FaceTime. Please fill out the contact form for more information and inquire about a free trial lesson.
Helpful FYI for parents: Lish has passed background checks for all teaching locations/schools that involves teaching minors.
"My daughter is taking lessons from Lish. Lish is a great teacher. She inspires my daughter and that is more than I can expect." -Young L.
"Lish, we are so delighted that we found you. Our daughter (10) has really enjoyed her lessons with you and her playing has already improved enormously after only three lessons! We think that you are a very gifted, "natural" teacher, and your ebullient personality and indefatigably positive attitude are huge pluses, as well. Keep up the great work." -Thom and Liz M.