Christmas for Two
Lisa Downing has lived in the Denver, Colorado area all of her life and has been actively performing piano in the Denver area since 1982. Lisa has been fascinated by the piano since the first time she saw one when she was two years old. Her family didn't own a piano at that time, so as she got older, she spent her creative abilities trying to fabricate a piano from cardboard boxes. Soon, her parents saw the desire she had for music and bought their first console piano when she was 10 years old. She studied privately with several teachers as a young girl including Blanche Button and Bill Alexander. Lisa attended school in the Cherry Creek School district since she was in 5th grade and graduated from Cherry Creek High School in 1977. Lisa began teaching piano that year focusing with her students on progressive harmony, improvisation, composition and jazz. She took a year off from her own academic studies and then attended the University of Colorado at Denver and Metropolitan State College simultaneously to study music and piano performance. She graduated with a degree in Traditional and Non-Traditional Music with Keyboard Emphasis in 1982. Her passion is composing and performing music for solo piano. Lisa's first album is entitled 'Think On These Things' and was released in 1991. Her most recent album, 'Christmas for Two was released in 2008. These collections of original solo piano compositions and original arrangements of traditional holiday melodies might be classified as 'Neo-Classical' or 'New Age'. Melodic, reflective and contemplative pieces will generate peaceful visualizations that are perfect for quieting your world and centering your soul. Thoughtful and introspective, these original, solo piano pieces will breathe inspiration into your heart and your mind. If you enjoy the solo piano stylings of Liz Story, David Lanz or George Winston, your soul is certain to connect with 'Think On These Things' and 'Christmas for Two'. Lisa's music is played regularly on Sky.FM, created by Gary Farr, and Whisperings Solo Piano Radio Station, created by David Nevue and New Age Piano Radio Station, created by Steven Cravis. She continues to perform in concert venues as well as varied professional situations including corporate and private events. Ms. Downing also owns Vision Quest Entertainment, originally her own record label and now also a talent agency in Colorado since 1982 that represents over 1200 musicians in the Denver/Boulder area. Lisa is married to Pete Foster and they live in Littleton, Colorado where she also continues to teach piano students and raise Lisa's son, Andy and Pete's daughter, Corinna.