Lisa Breitwieser


Lisa started singing professionally at the age of 12 when she recorded a re-recording of Alice In Wonderland album for Disney Productions, produced in Indianapolis downtown, at what was Music Mother Studio’s on Illinois Street.  She instantly fell in love with studio recording.  She was one of 10 children selected by her music teacher in middle school, for this project.  Auditions were held statewide.  Lisa then started singing/recording commercials, “jingles” singing for locally and regionally broadcast :30 and :60 radio and television commercials.  In high school, she continued singing for studio productions and became a member of the Carmel Ambassadors throughout high school, as well as performing in theatrical productions.  She began light voice training in middle school and by the end of high school, was training at Jordan School of Music for her audition to the IU School of Music as well as the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, in which she was offered admission to both schools.   Lisa  studied at  IU school of Music (now Jacobs School of Music); Bloomington in which she trained in Vocal Performance, Opera & Jazz Studies with a secondary study in piano/keyboards. She began performing in Indianapolis several times a week with a band, so she transferred  to Butler University and finished a degree in Journalism as well.  She graduated in 1987 with a B.A. in Journalism and Music.   However, it was Music that was and still is, her main source of income.  From performing in a popular private local band since 1986, to recording down in Nashville, TN on music row, to being played on broadcast radio and also internet jazz stations, Lisa is performing locally on an average of 3-4 nights per week, in her own band, Baldwin2Baldwin Smooth Jazz.  She currently performs every Sunday night at Rick’s Cafe Boatyard, 2-3 Friday nights per month at Sullivan’s Steakhouse, she appears frequently at Georgia Reese’s Southern Table North and Downtown, in the Cafe at Kroger (Carmel); District Market (Carmel) lounge, Vireli’s Fine Dining, and other upscale venues. She and her son both performed at the talent extravaganza for The Palladium in Carmel,  grand opening 5 years ago.  To sum it up, she has over 30 years of professional experience.  She works with many local and regional booking agencies as well, performing and recommending other acts.  Lisa worked with her son and helped him get connected locally to start performing at the age of 13, he is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter.  He is now 19 and living in Los Angeles, performing regularly and recording his CD with a team of musicians who have connections to major record labels.  She coached him and connected him and his band members with local contacts who booked them and managed them, until they all graduated and either went to music school, or started a career in music.  She also mentored high school aged students she performed with, in the St. Luke’s Later Praise and Worship band.  She has coached part-time for those, who want to take their talent a step further.   Concentration is “coaching for today’s type real-world auditions and professional performances” and also can help the young professionals  get connected in the community.  “At the end of the day, when your child or person you’ve mentored nails it [the audition or performance] there isn’t any better feeling in the world.  I experience every emotion because I’ve been there.  Now it’s my time to give back.   I’d like to share what I know now, that I desperately needed to know when I was younger.” – Lisa Breitwieser