Hi, my name is Lissette and I’ve been teaching for 16 years!
I started teaching Spanish back in 2000, from beginning to advanced levels. My first job was at Berlitz in Santa Monica. After teaching there, I placed ads in local papers and gathered many students throughout the years. I have helped business owners, filmmakers, actors, lawyers and folks from all paths achieve their language goals in Spanish. This includes:
-assisting students pass advanced Spanish tests
-giving lessons to college students trying to finish their language requirements
-coaching actors for TV auditions
-helping employers understand their staff and/or workers
-teaching Spanish to those traveling to South America or Spain for business
-teaching Spanish to folks who want to learn the language so they can speak to their significant other
In 1997, I started my first and only band so far. Our music videos played on MTV Espanol, VHUno and MTV Puerto Rico. It’s an indie/alternative kind of band, with some dance and pop elements. Slowly, I started to transition to more formal types of singing (outside of the band)! If you’re seeking help with your singing, whether to learn how to sing a simple song, or one that requires power and note control, I can help you. I also can help with stage movement, confidence, dance and acting skills that you can use while you sing. From 2008 to 2015, I owned and managed two theaters (Las Vegas/LA) where I produced music and comedy shows (pop/rock and Improv). I also performed as a comedic actor (improv) and singer at my venue, so I have lots of stage experience.
Regarding my educational background, I completed elementary and high school studies in Puerto Rico. Spanish is my native language and I didn’t even speak English until I was 18 years old. Now I have a great command of the English language, as well as of my native language, Spanish. My Bachelor’s Degree is in Journalism/Advertising from Ohio State University, where I graduated with honors. My Master’s degree is in Telecommunication Arts from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where I was awarded a full fellowship.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Ohio State University - Bachelors, Journalism/Advertising
Graduate Degree: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - Masters, Telecommunication Arts
Singing, Writing, Photography, Improv, Acting