Lisa Frederick began her musical training at the age of 7. As a child, she competed at various local and provincial music festivals. She was the recipient of The Royal Conservatory of Music's Silver Medal twice, having obtained the highest mark in Saskatchewan on both her grade 8 and grade 9 piano exams. Lisa completed her RCM Grade 10 piano certificate while still in high school. She then continued her studies in Saskatoon, SK with subjects such as recording and engineering, arranging, songwriting, music history, conducting, and more. While in Saskatoon, Lisa had the opportunity to conduct handbell choirs and ensembles, as well as a high school girls choir. She also worked with various high school vocal duets, trios, and quartets, gaining valuable experience as a coach.
After taking a break from music to start a family, Lisa returned to her piano studies, and less than a year later achieved her ARCT in Piano Performance, in 2013. She was honoured to be a recipient of the Helen Davidson Music Award that same year.
In 2014, Lisa began composing as a creative outlet. Writing music quickly became one of her passions. Lisa’s compositions have been published with Piano Pronto Publishing since November 2015. Since then, her music has been played by students around the world. She has had the privilege of adjudicating events in Saskatchewan as well as MTNA’s Composers Competition in New Mexico and the Southwest USA.
Lisa continues to be an active volunteer in the music community. She spent many years as hospitality coordinator for the Weyburn Rotary Music Festival. After moving to a new community in August 2018, Lisa immediately joined that community’s music festival committee. She has also served on the board of the Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers’ Association. Lisa currently sits as the Saskatchewan Coordinator for the MusicLink Foundation and previously also served as their Canadian Regional Coordinator.
In March of 2017, Lisa was involved in a car accident that caused a nerve injury in her right arm. Her music career has been on pause as she fights to recover; however, Lisa’s passion for writing and desire to share new music with the world continues.