Teaches: Classical Guitar
Marisa teaches Classical Guitar (age 12 and up) and Music Theory (age 18 and up), all levels.
She can teach in English, Spanish, and Italian.
Each lesson is 55 minutes.

Since placing in over 15 international competitions, Chicago-born guitarist Marisa has emerged as one of today’s most exciting young artists to see perform live. Born in the United States of America from Italian parents, she holds a dual-citizenship and is an active musician in the Italian and American music scenes. She began playing at the age of 4, and at a young age, she started competing in and winning local competitions. In 2022, she was one of the only classical guitarists to win 1st prize in the New York Laureate International Music Competition. In 2021, she won 1st prize in the Twisted Spruce International Music Competition. In 2019, she won 1st prize in the Grand Prize Virtuoso International Competition and performed in Amsterdam and Salzburg in the winner’s concert tour. She also was the 2nd prize winner and only American competitor in the 2021 Tabula Rasa International Guitar Competition, 2nd prize winner in the IYMC International Classical Music Competition, and 3rd prize winner in the University of Memphis International Guitar Competition. She has performed in numerous venues in Europe as a guest soloist, including the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Netherlands, San Simone church, and Accademia Chigiana concert hall in Siena, Italy, and various venues in Milan, Italy. Marisa was also selected to be a guest artist for the 2022 season at the Chicago Guitar Festival, and she was the guest artist for the 2018 season at the Associazione Culturale Alirio Diaz Concerto di Chitarra in Costacciaro, Italy. She has also performed in multiple operas as the on-stage performer, including Beatrice and Benedict and Le Avventure du Roi Pausole. Marisa will be releasing her first album with Frameworks Records in the summer 2022, which will include works by Sor, Mertz, von Sehrwald, and more.
In addition to performing, Marisa is also an active teacher. She held the Associate Instructor position for classical guitar at Indiana University and is the classical guitar and music theory instructor at Arpeggiato Music School. She teaches in English, Italian, and Spanish to an international student body.
Marisa is currently pursuing a postgraduate Performer Diploma at New England Conservatory. She received her Master of Music degree from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in 2022. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University in 2020, and she also studied at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy in 2018, being the youngest person that year to receive a Diploma di Merito, and at the Civica Scuola di Musica in Milan, Italy in 2018. Past and current teachers include Eliot Fisk, Anne Waller, Mark Maxwell, Senio Diaz, Paola Coppi, Oscar Ghiglia, Richard Matthews, Nathan Fischer, Daniel Duarte, Ernesto Bitetti, and Sergio Assad. Marisa plays on custom-made rosewood guitars by Marshall Brune, Wilson Burnham, and James Baur.

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    Teaches: Classical Guitar

    YOUR WEEKLY TEACHER, MARISA:

    (4 customer reviews)

    $60.00/lesson

    Marisa teaches Classical Guitar (age 12 and up) and Music Theory (age 18 and up), all levels.
    She can teach in English, Spanish, and Italian.
    Each lesson is 55 minutes.

    Since placing in over 15 international competitions, Chicago-born guitarist Marisa has emerged as one of today’s most exciting young artists to see perform live. Born in the United States of America from Italian parents, she holds a dual-citizenship and is an active musician in the Italian and American music scenes. She began playing at the age of 4, and at a young age, she started competing in and winning local competitions. In 2022, she was one of the only classical guitarists to win 1st prize in the New York Laureate International Music Competition. In 2021, she won 1st prize in the Twisted Spruce International Music Competition. In 2019, she won 1st prize in the Grand Prize Virtuoso International Competition and performed in Amsterdam and Salzburg in the winner’s concert tour. She also was the 2nd prize winner and only American competitor in the 2021 Tabula Rasa International Guitar Competition, 2nd prize winner in the IYMC International Classical Music Competition, and 3rd prize winner in the University of Memphis International Guitar Competition. She has performed in numerous venues in Europe as a guest soloist, including the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Netherlands, San Simone church, and Accademia Chigiana concert hall in Siena, Italy, and various venues in Milan, Italy. Marisa was also selected to be a guest artist for the 2022 season at the Chicago Guitar Festival, and she was the guest artist for the 2018 season at the Associazione Culturale Alirio Diaz Concerto di Chitarra in Costacciaro, Italy. She has also performed in multiple operas as the on-stage performer, including Beatrice and Benedict and Le Avventure du Roi Pausole. Marisa will be releasing her first album with Frameworks Records in the summer 2022, which will include works by Sor, Mertz, von Sehrwald, and more.
    In addition to performing, Marisa is also an active teacher. She held the Associate Instructor position for classical guitar at Indiana University and is the classical guitar and music theory instructor at Arpeggiato Music School. She teaches in English, Italian, and Spanish to an international student body.
    Marisa is currently pursuing a postgraduate Performer Diploma at New England Conservatory. She received her Master of Music degree from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in 2022. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University in 2020, and she also studied at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy in 2018, being the youngest person that year to receive a Diploma di Merito, and at the Civica Scuola di Musica in Milan, Italy in 2018. Past and current teachers include Eliot Fisk, Anne Waller, Mark Maxwell, Senio Diaz, Paola Coppi, Oscar Ghiglia, Richard Matthews, Nathan Fischer, Daniel Duarte, Ernesto Bitetti, and Sergio Assad. Marisa plays on custom-made rosewood guitars by Marshall Brune, Wilson Burnham, and James Baur.

    If the lesson time you’ve selected is within 48h of the time of purchase, your first lesson will take place the following week. This gives our teachers the time to prepare your lesson.
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    4 reviews for YOUR WEEKLY TEACHER, MARISA:

    1. AaronS (verified owner)

      Marisa is an excellent teacher – patient and encouraging. She provides great advice on both the technical side of playing and the interpretive side. I particularly like that she shares different ways to approach the same piece and encourages the student to decide what approach they want to take (hint: her recommended approach is usually best!). I highly recommend her.

    2. jason.safa95 (verified owner)

      Marisa is a treasure. She is incredibly talented and makes an awesome guitar instructor. I have been playing the guitar for 10 years. I only ever dreamt of being able to read sheet music and sight read and play some of the classical pieces that I love. With her help, that dream is slowly turning into reality. What I like most about learning from her is her flexibility. She listens to what you want to learn and where you want to go in your journey and she will adjust her lessons accordingly. Really couldn’t ask for a better teacher. 11/10

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      Matthew O.

      Marisa is a fantastic guitar instructor. Her knowledge of guitar really shows in her lessons, and I would recommend her to anyone! I’ve been using YouTube videos to learn guitar for a while now, but they don’t compare to the individualized guidance I receive from Marisa.

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      Madelaine A

      Marisa is a great guitar teacher because she is patient. She is also kind and will make you feel comfortable. I had never played guitar before and she taught me so much!

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