Greetings! I, Lisa Carlson, am a flutist, a flute teacher, a wife of a wonderful and supportive guy since 1989, and a mom of two young adult daughters, both excellent musicians, as you can hear for yourself on my YouTube videos! Our home is shared by two cats, Millie and Harriet, and I enjoy great friendships with all the neighborhood dogs (as well as their people). I was born in Sharon, Vermont, and have lived most of my life in Vermont, and can’t imagine choosing to live anywhere else! I started teaching private lessons and performed at my first weddings in 1985, shortly after graduating from Oberlin College, and currently maintain a flute studio at 18 Langdon Street in Montpelier (upstairs from Onion River Sports). In addition to music, I enjoy the great outdoors, including backpacking, having hiked most of the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada (about 2,000 miles) in 1985 (with my piccolo!), about 1,000 miles of the Appalachian Trail in 1983, and in the summer of 2015 my daughter Mariah and I hiked Vermont’s length on the Long Trail, from Massachussetts to Canada. I also enjoy canoeing, running, walking, and generally puttering around outside when time allows. I love teaching and I also love consulting with couples and families and event planners to put what you love together with both my experience and intuition, combined with my musical training and the wonderful team of musicians I work with, in helping you to create a day or an event that will be everything you dream of! I have also been the staff wedding music writer for Vermont Bride Magazine since 2010, currently contributing monthly to their blog, and have lots of thoughts and experiences from many different perspectives to support you in your music planning for your big day! Please see my “Our Team” page for more about the awesome musicians I work with to create music for your event. Click for Lisa’s full professional bio.