Ms. Hertzner is a graduate of The Crane School of Music, State University of New York at Potsdam. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education and a Masters Degree in Elementary Education, and has over 25 years of teaching experience earning certifications in New York, Florida and California.
Ms. Hertzner is also a singer/songwriter and recording artist under the stage name of Lisa Casalino. Notable performances include The Clearwater Jazz Holiday opening for Chicago, 54 Below and Birdland in NYC, in addition to singing the National Anthem at MLB, NFL and NHL events. Ms. Casalino also shared the stage with Mary J. Blige and David Foster during Blige’s Holiday Concert for HSN and toured with UK’s #1 Swing Band, The Jive Aces. Ms. Casalino has also written and recorded albums with notable jazz musicians Nate Najar, Harry Allen and Kenny Drew Jr., and John Lamb (Duke Ellington bassist).