Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
Teaching beginners to advanced with updated/traditional classical core method, individualized for each student. Challenging, yet fun lessons. Including Theory; Technique; ear training; duets; Two recitals per year & a "Piano Party" to enhance Music Appreciation. Busy home studio. Over 20 years teaching/mentoring youth. Affordable Weekly Lessons
My Musical Education Background
> B.A. from University of Redlands > California Elementary Teaching Credential > Graduate studies University of California > 5+ years postgraduate private study with concert pianist Mark Westcott (Van Cliburn winner)
Genres and Subjects Taught
Classical and Worship Piano for all levels.
Christmas Carols for Christmas Recitals.
A solid foundation in classical training is the best from which to branch out into ALL other genres of musical style. Almost everything in music of the Western Hemisphere is a derivative of the classics.
Learn the basics, then you can use your knowledge to easily learn every style. Jazz, Blues, Ragtime, Rock, Pop, Country, etc. . .
My students have multiple opportunities to participate in piano festivals and competitions. College Scholarship Auditions for seniors who qualify.
OMTA sponsored "Syllabus" exams upon request.
Call for lesson rates.
Lessons are 40-minutes: beginners to intermediate.
Hour lessons advised for intermediate and above.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
Teaching ages 5 through adult.
Children should know the alphabet and count to ten.
Some reading also helps.
My Certifications and Awards
Active member OMTA: Oregon Music Teachers Assoc.
Univ. of Redlands: "Alpha Sigma Iota" Music Sorority; Salzburg, Austria study semester; Chapel Choir; Concert Choir; University Orchestra.
Bank of America "Fine Arts Award"
My Musical Influences
Currently doing advanced studies with award-winning concert artist Mark Westcott.
J.S. Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Grieg, Bartok, others.
Michael W. Smith, Mike Herron, Tim Smith.
Portland Bible College: studies in Christian Worship; Composition; Theory; Choral arranging; Orchestration.
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Laura, You were born to be a piano teacher! Thanks for your work with David.
Happy Valley, OR
Thank you for a great 1st year of piano for Lindsey. She is inspired and loves the piano.
Happy Valley, OR
Laura is one of a kind! A wonderful, patient teacher! Wish our schools could clone her!