Lisa Gauslow was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, starting violin lessons at age three in Elgin’s Suzuki Program. During high school and after attending Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, Lisa studied with David Taylor, assistant principal of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. At Luther College, she studied violin with Virginia Strauss, chamber music with Eric Kutz of The Murasaki Duo, and played with Luther’s orchestra under conductor Daniel Baldwin. From 2003-05, Lisa played with the LaCrosse Symphony Orchestra while also performing in various musical theater productions in the greater Chicago area. In 2008, she began performing with the Monarch Rose Trio and continues to do so whenever motherhood allows. In addition to performing, Lisa has always loved private teaching and chamber music coaching. Among her varied coaching experiences Lisa enjoyed a few wonderful years of chamber music with Schaumburg area high schools and at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois. She has taught privately since 1998 and is now the fiercely proud teacher of a full roster at “LMG Studio” in Kenosha. Lisa’s students study chamber music, perform in the area, and even carol every December.