SUNY New Paltz:  B.S. Music Therapy and Music Composition 
Columbia University:  M.A. Italian Studies 
SUNY New Paltz:  M.A. Humanistic/Multicultural Ed.

After receiving a BA in Music Therapy and Music Composition from SUNY New Paltz, Ms. Lazar went for an MA in Italian Studies at Columbia University to later return to SUNY New Paltz to obtain an MA in Professional Studies/Humanistic  Multicultural Education.

Born and raised in Italy, she has a solid foundation in pedagogy and psychology, and taken post-graduate classes in the US and abroad.

Ms.  Lazar has taught Italian for more than a decade to students in levels from Junior High through college, and she has also worked as an Italian translator, privately, as well as for religious organizations.