A Bit About Me
April Lisette is an award winning vocalist and musician from Albuquerque, NM. She left in 2010 where she lived in Phoenix, Tucson and on the island of Oahu working as a teaching artist, model and actor. Now she's back in the Land of Enchantment. While on a soccer & music scholarship, she graduated from New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM with a B.A in Music Performance (piano & voice).
April started playing the piano at the age of 6 1/2 under the tutelage of Mary Jobe and Flora Russo and was a 1st and 2nd place scholarship recipient at age 11 and 12. She also found an interest in composing and has written over 30 pieces of original music in which over half were completed between the ages of 12 & 20. She started singing at a young age but didn't take lessons until college.
In high school, at the request of her private teacher, she auditioned and became apart of the Young Razzcals Jazz Project Directed by Dave Adams. They produced several records in which April was a vocalist on and were guest artists at the prestigious Telluride Jazz Festival.
At 16 she began teaching piano in high school taking over the younger students when her private piano instructor was unavailable and also taught sports at the YMCA. Since then she has had over 20 years of teaching experience with young children ages 3-17 as well as group adult classes and private lessons.
April has studied voice under Carol Jennings who sings with the Grammy Award Winning Choir- The Phoenix Chorale.
April has been a teaching artist with The Growing Stage and was a resident actor and teaching artist at Play Conservatory playing one of the lead roles: Eve & Mama Noah in Children of Eden. in 2018 April starred as Delores Van Cartier in Sister Act the Musical at Albuquerque Little Theatre.
April is a professional musician and has played at Carnegie Hall and internationally in Toronto at the Royal Conservatory of Music as well as venues in Albuquerque, NM and Denver CO.
She is currently pursuing an MFA in Musical Theater Vocal Pedagogy at Boston Conservatory at Berklee.