Laima Meurer

Laima M.

Vancouver, WA
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I provide every student with different pieces according to his/her age and individual abilities. Each student has a different learning speed and level of enthusiasm which needs to be taken into account. With young children I find it helpful to integrate games, stories and pictures to enliven the lesson. I try not to be too strict, but I expect my students to practice at home and not to miss lessons. I use a number of books and methods. After 3 to 6 months a young student will have learned at least 12 notes on the staff, to sight-read easy pieces, to understand count rhythm values, and to play simple songs .

About Laima M.

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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27 Reviews
Jakob B.
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Very helpful, detailed, and an overall good person

Posted Jun 30, 2021
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Lamia was professional, friendly, and provides a warm and positive environment perfect for teaching and learning.

Posted Jan 17, 2021
Zoe R.
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Within only a few lessons I could tell the benefits of professional instruction, and after the first lesson I could tell Laima is a professional!

Posted Mar 23, 2020
Dugan and Jazlyn B.
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SO WONDERFUL! My 7 year old was upset I signed him up for piano and after his first lesson he was bummed he couldn’t have piano lessons everyday! She is so kind, patient and teaches in fun ways kids respond to. She had finger families, note families and even small stuffed animals that help them learn. I am so excited to have found her!

Posted Sep 7, 2019
Aiden A.
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Laima has a very fun way of presenting the basics of piano that is so relatable to younger kids. She’s positive, encouraging, and so personable. We can’t wait for the next lesson.

Posted Jan 9, 2019
Ramiro F.
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Laima is a delightful teacher. She is a very warm person, has a beautiful studio, and seems very educated when it comes to music.

Posted Oct 31, 2018
Carolyn P.
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Mrs Laima is a very professional , knowledgeable and wonderful piano teacher ! She has very thoughtful and throughout teachniques to work with young children!
We are very happy and blessed to meet her and have her teaching our children!

Posted Jun 28, 2018
Jared H.
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Laima is very patient and connected with Jared immediately. Very pleased with first lesson.

Posted Dec 19, 2017
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Laima was very patient and has a great approach to teaching kids. Arabella loved her first lesson!

Posted Dec 13, 2017
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She is patient to teach my son to understand music and piano.

Posted Dec 14, 2016
Avanni C.
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Great with kids and very sweet!

Posted Oct 27, 2016
Evita B.
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Laima os very good with her students and has a great learning strategy my kids ver y much enjoyed this experience

Posted Feb 18, 2016
Evita B.
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Laima os very good with her students and has a great learning strategy my kids ver y much enjoyed this experience

Posted Feb 18, 2016
David B.
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My kids were so impressed
Thank you

Posted Jan 23, 2016
Mandy M.
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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

Posted Jan 22, 2016
Lucia S.
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Fantastic approach to teaching first time (young) students.

Posted Jan 5, 2016
Kayla Kooiman
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Liama is a wonderful teacher! I hope to come back to her for lessons again when I can.

Posted Dec 31, 2015
Craig P.
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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.

Posted Nov 5, 2015
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I really like my teacher. She is great. I wish I lived closer!!!

Posted Sep 18, 2015
Anna Brackney- Cruz
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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.

Posted Sep 17, 2015
Zan G.
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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!!!!

Posted Jul 6, 2015

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!

Posted Mar 6, 2014
Martha S.

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!

Posted Jan 2, 2014
Julie C.


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.

Posted Jan 2, 2014
Michelle R.

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.

Posted Dec 18, 2013
Brittani L.

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.

Posted May 13, 2013
Samantha B.

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.

Posted Feb 7, 2013

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

Academy of Music



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