about lisa

Lisa Goettel is a singer, voice coach and writer living and working in Big Sur, California. One of her greatest joys is to create, share and connect through music and language.

Born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to a musical family, she was singing before she could talk. For more than thirty years Lisa has performed solo and with dozens of ensembles, choirs and bands throughout the US. She holds a Bachelors of Music from Miami University in Oxford, OH, graduating Magna cum Laude, and served as the Executive Director of the Denver Women's Chorus in Denver, Colorado for three years.

Lisa has also been journaling, writing her experience and composing poetry from a young age, which she now shares through her blog.

In addition to her singing and writing, Lisa owns a website design company, Birdwing Designs, specializing in websites for small businesses, artists and nonprofits. Lisa regularly offers facilitation and training to nonprofit organizations in online communications, strategic planning and board development. Every once in awhile, she gets 'em singing too.


I want to sing like the bird sings, not worrying who listens or what they think. - Jelaludding Rumi