Our Directors

Lisa Ostrow

Voice and Piano Instructor, Vocal Coach, Producer, Co-founder and Co-owner

An award-winning recording artist and singer/songwriter, Lisa is the Academy’s vocal director, with expertise in all genres of music – including jazz, musical theater, classical and pop. She trained at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada for over 10 years, and graduated cum laude with a BA from Harvard University. In her capacity as vocal instructor, Lisa has guided students to three National Gold Medals of Excellence and sixteen State Certificates of Excellence from The Royal Conservatory of Music, and has had four students invited to perform at Carnegie Hall.

She, herself, has performed across the U.S., Canada, and Bermuda as a featured soloist in such venues as Boston’s Symphony Hall and The Royal Theater in Victoria, British Columbia. Her first album, “Unconditional”, released in 2007, is available on iTunes, Amazon, and from other online retailers. Lisa is a Voting Member of the Recording Academy, the organization responsible for the Grammy Awards.

Patrick Dreier

Piano and Guitar Instructor, Audio Engineer and Producer, Co-founder and Co-owner

Pat studied music theory at Amherst College and arranging and composition at Berklee College of Music. He brings nearly 40 years of performing, recording and teaching experience to Encore as a guitar, piano, theory, and audio recording instructor.

As a performer, he has shared stages with James Brown, Tower of Power, Billy Idol, Eric Burdon & the Animals, Billy Squier, Gregg Allman Band, The Tubes, Blue Oyster Cult, Billy Cobham, Bob Weir, Peter Wolf, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Kenny Gradney of Little Feat, the Ramones, Gary U.S. Bonds,  Southside Johnny, Jim Carroll and Lenny Kaye, Marshall Crenshaw, Buster Pointdexter, Dez Dickerson, Beaver Brown, and many others. He has toured extensively throughout the northeastern U.S., as well as in Bermuda and Europe.

As a recording engineer and producer, he is highly sought after and his experience spans a wide variety of styles – from rap and club to rock, pop, jazz, classical, and musical theater. He has worked with nationally-known producers, engineers and artists in a recording career spanning several decades.