Lisa Spector

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Lisa Spector is a concert pianist and a graduate of The Juilliard School. She has won first prizes in prestigious national piano competitions, and performs concert tours internationally. She is the founder of Lisa Spector’s Music School.


A lifetime dog-lover involved in agility training and competition, she has served as a volunteer puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind. As co-founder of BioAcoustic Research & Development, Lisa has presided over the groundbreaking music and canine research conducted in 2004-05 with 150 dogs. She is the co-creator of Through a Dog’s Ear and the pianist on the music series. Lisa is an agility enthusiast and a student of Sandy Rogers of Ace Dog Sports.

Photo of Lisa and friend by Imogen Brown

Blog posts by Lisa Spector

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The creation of Through a Dog's Ear

When I initially thought about creating music for dogs five years ago, I had no idea of the enormity of dogs with sound phobias. Looking back, it was a rather naïve concept. I had noticed that my dogs and dogs in my care seemed to show their enjoyment of my piano playing by snoring quite contentedly by my side when I was at the piano. By the time I started playing the piano at age seven, our family dog, Doodle (a rather excitable cocker spaniel), loved to just come lie by my pedal foot and sleep. Even in her senior years when deaf, as soon as I started playing the piano, Doodle would come from any part of the house and lie down near the piano.

 

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