Laima Meurer

Laima M.

Vancouver, WA
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About

Laima delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
August 2002

Laima M. studied at the J. Gruodis Conservatory. She received her Bachelor's degree in Music Instruction at the Lithuanian National Academy of music in Kaunas and her Master Degree in pedagogy from the Academy of Lithuania. After 10 years of teaching music in Europe, she moved to US and has been teaching in Berkeley CA since 2005. She is a member of the Music Teachers Associations of Oregon and California

*** Studio Equipment ***
Nice living room. Piano. Bench. Little music center. CDs. Bookcases. Couch for parents to sit on. A lot of street parking. Residential area.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I'll provide sheet music.
Student must have a piano or keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
Russian school method.

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Education

Bachelor's degree, Music Pedagogy
Sep 1995 - Jun 1999
Academy of Music

Languages

English
Professional Proficiency
Lithuanian
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Russian
Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Winter Piano Recital 2015

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Photo by Laima M.

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Photo by Laima M.

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Crowden Music School in Berkeley, CA 2011

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Marianna at the Courtyard Village  Facility.

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Marianna and Laima Meurer playing duet at the Winter Recital 2015.

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Pauline at the Winter Recital 2015

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Sophie Gillespie at the Winter Recital 2015
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18 Reviews

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Jian Dec 14, 2016
Piano · In studio

She is patient to teach my son to understand music and piano.

Avanni C. Oct 27, 2016
Piano · In studio

Great with kids and very sweet!

Evita B. Feb 18, 2016
Piano · In home

Laima os very good with her students and has a great learning strategy my kids ver y much enjoyed this experience

Evita B. Feb 18, 2016
Piano · In home

Laima os very good with her students and has a great learning strategy my kids ver y much enjoyed this experience

David B. Jan 23, 2016
Piano · In home

My kids were so impressed
Thank you

Mandy M. Jan 22, 2016
Piano · In studio

Laima was great...I. found her very knowledgable and was super cool with the way she approached the instrument..can't say enough good things about her...just enjoyed her all around

Lucia S. Jan 5, 2016
Piano · In studio

Fantastic approach to teaching first time (young) students.

Kayla Kooiman Dec 31, 2015
Piano · In studio

Liama is a wonderful teacher! I hope to come back to her for lessons again when I can.

Craig P. Nov 5, 2015
Piano · In home

Laima is very patient with our son and is excellent at motivating him with songs he knows. She is very creative in her teaching method for a 6 year old. We have really enjoyed our son learning piano with her.

Marianna Sep 18, 2015
Piano · In home

I really like my teacher. She is great. I wish I lived closer!!!

Anna Brackney- Cruz Sep 17, 2015
Piano · In home

Laima is a wonderful piano instructor, I love her knowledge and patience with my Daughter and to see how easy to understand her instructions and follow up plans.
Be sure to be serious and work hard. Music is a discipline!
If you want to learn be ready.

Zan G. Jul 6, 2015
Piano · In home

Laima is an awesome piano teacher! First and most importantly, she's FUN! She is a great teacher because she's friendly and nice and she gives choices as to which songs the girls want to do. She is very patient even when the piece has to be repeated many, many times. She offers many different learning techniques that help the girls understand and she does it with a smile on her face! I will continue to bring my 2 girls (ages 10 and 13) for as long as possible! You rock Laima!!!!

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TracyC Mar 6, 2014
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Great Teacher with Wonderful Energy

My daughter had taken piano lessons from a teacher she really liked for about 9 months before we moved to the Vancouver area. We did not know anyone here who took piano lessons so found Laima on Craigslist. From the first lesson, we knew she was a special teacher. My daughter likes her even better than her previous teacher and says that Laima has a better way to teach the piano (not the "traditional" method taught in the US). I enjoy Laima's energy -- she is just fun to be around but still is focused on making sure that my daughter advances her skills. We are so happy to have found Laima and are happy to recommend her!

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Julie C. Jan 2, 2014
Piano ·

Stories

Very professional and knowledgeable. Always have a great time. Makes learning fun. My child enjoys the lessons and then going home to practice. Flexible with arrangements when needed. Will continue to go and learn. Would not want another teacher for my child.

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Martha S. Jan 2, 2014
Piano ·

Wonderful Teacher

(Age and gender refer to my sons at the time of the lessons.) Laima taught piano to both of my sons from 2007 to 2012. She was an excellent teacher, helping them to discover a love of playing. From her, they also gained a solid base in music theory. Under her tutelage, both advanced easily (or so it seemed to me the parent) in the annual merit certificate exams. With seven years difference in age, each son had very different needs. Laima had the 'just right' approach for both of them. Gentle, supportive, but also clear with her expectations, she worked with them through ups and downs in their own commitment and effort. She also created wonderful opportunities for them to perform. Both continue to play to this day, with my youngest considering music as a possible career. We were sorry that she moved out of our area in 2012. I recommend her highly!

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Michelle R. Dec 18, 2013
Piano ·

Laima M piano instructor

Laima teaches our 8 year old daughter. She is kind and patient yet expects results. She's professional but friendly. Laima infuses games and fun into the lessons which has produced effective results. Our daughter is improving with each lesson.

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Brittani S. May 13, 2013
Piano ·

Very foundational!

Laima is very encouraging and communicates to my children at the level they need to hear. She is intentional in building the necessary foundation of musical knowledge. I am pleased with how and what my children are learning.

Samantha B. Feb 7, 2013
Piano ·

So happy I found Laima!

I recently started taking piano lessons again after not playing for about 24 years since I was a child. I wasn't sure how it was going to be trying to re-learn after forgetting everything and if I would even enjoy it. I have to say I am so happy that Take Lessons recommended Laima to me and am so glad I decided to do it! I am very impressed with Laima's teaching techniques. She makes every lesson very engaging and fun, and I find myself learning quickly because I am really enjoying it and because of her exceptional teaching style. Laima is kind, energetic and an amazingly skilled piano player, singer and teacher. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn. I had a lot of music classes and lessons as a child, and she is the best teacher I've ever had by far.

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