February 27, 2018
Lisa Darlene Ammirati is dedicated to being a leader when it comes to music.
The piano teacher recently opened Skyline Music in Airdrie after owning a Calgary-based studio for a decade.
Ammirati has a degree in both music and education and has been a piano teacher for 20 years.
She is committed to a child-centred style of teaching.
“Students are our No. 1 focus,” she says. “We believe in teaching any ability, and, if a child isn’t succeeding, we change; we don’t expect them to.”
Ammirati says the toughest part of her career has been expanding into Airdrie, but she is committed to building integrity and respect within the community.
Despite the challenges, Ammirati is committed to her vision of making her Airdrie studio a warm and welcoming place, not only for her students, but also for her staff of teachers.
She encourages other women to be fearless in the pursuit of their dreams.
“Never lose your vision,” she advises. “[Also be aware] that you can’t be perfect at every part of business … you need support.”
Sheila Shareski, who works alongside Ammirati, admires the musician’s leadership and courage.
“I’ve seen [Ammirati] grow and develop as an outstanding music educator, entrepreneur, boss and friend,” says Shareski. “I think [she is] a great role model for others.”
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