Laura Davis
Denver, CO
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Laura Davis

Laura D.

Denver, CO
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Hi, I'm Laura and I believe everyone has a unique and authentic voice that deserves to be uncovered. Whether you have stage aspirations or are simply interested in learning more about singing, voice lessons can be a great way to build confidence and grow in your sense of self. We'll work together to develop a language and tool box that will enable you to reach your fullest potential as a singer.

About Laura D.

Hi, I’m Laura, and I want to tell you right now, you CAN sing and you SHOULD sing. From birth until death, the voice is our primary vehicle for expression. When you take a voice lesson, you are learning more than just good vocal technique (though that’s important). You’re learning about yourself and how to more confidently and effectively interact with the world. I’m happy to tell you all about my background and experience, but first, let's talk about YOU and how we can FIND YOUR VOICE.

In our work together we’ll open up a large toolbox, and maybe even invent some of our own tools together. At times we’ll speak directly about the science of singing. At other times we’ll use imagery, sounds, and movement to help make the action of vocalizing a lived and felt experience in your whole body. You might even find yourself in a yoga pose or two.

I have a masters degree in Voice Pedagogy and Performance from the Catholic University of America and a bachelors degree in sacred music (voice primary) from Westminster Choir College. I'm also an E-RYT 500 certified yoga teacher and love using yoga to show people how their body is their instrument. I've been teaching voice and piano privately for 13 years, directed church choirs throughout the country, and have performed throughout the world, from the stages of New York to Taiwan. But my first love has always been teaching, so most of the time you'll either find me in my home studio or teaching a yoga class in the Denver metro area.

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. I'd love to communicate with you about your musical aspirations!

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R.K G.
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Posted Mar 29, 2021
Eleanor
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Lessons are so much fun. I learn so much in each lesson, and am so happy with the results. Thanks, Laura.

Posted Feb 25, 2021
Varonica
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Posted Feb 25, 2021
Peter
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Posted Jan 11, 2021
Bluma F.
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Due to Covid restrictions of staying home I have been able to continue with my lessons. Laura is so patient with me.When I started months ago, I was so nervous and insecure with my singing, but Laura has the ability to make me feel comfortable and has so many tricks for teaching me to use my voice correctly. She is always is upbeat and makes the lesson fun as well.Love her.

Posted Dec 23, 2020
Katherine G.
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Great first lesson! Very informative and comfortable.

Posted Dec 15, 2020
Douglas S.
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she is the best i luv her

Posted Dec 14, 2020
Yolanda M.
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Very informative and relaxed. Helped me to get a good start to understanding the process and what lessons will be like in the future. Thanks!

Posted Dec 4, 2020
Jennie Olson
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Laura is an excellent teacher - I highly recommend taking lessons with her! I myself had 0 experience with singing and Laura made the subject very approachable for a first timer. I can tell with her level of knowledge and skill, she'd be amazing regardless of your own experience with singing. 10/10 recommend!

Posted Nov 5, 2020
Martha S.
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Laura is a wonderful singing instructor. She is very professional and obviously knows her subject matter through and through. I appreciate the way she tailors her instruction to my personal needs. I've made amazing progress by studying with her. She's the one!

Posted Oct 31, 2020
Jayendran
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I like the music class.

Posted Oct 16, 2020
Bluma F.
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Yes Laura is a great teacher. We do very "interesting" drills, to get me comfortable in my voice. She is very patient! I guess you can teach old dogs new tricks.

Posted Oct 7, 2020
Jayendran
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I love her. Niveditha Jayendran

Posted Oct 2, 2020
Walter
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Posted Sep 4, 2020
Dragon
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Posted Sep 2, 2020
Maritza
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Patient and precise with teaching and clarifying. Great 1st lesson!

Posted Sep 1, 2020
Varonica
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It was a very good first experience. :)

Posted Aug 12, 2020
Becky L.
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Posted Aug 6, 2020
Addy V.
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My daughter loves taking singing lessons with Laura, she is a wonderful teacher! This is something my daughter has been interested in learning for a while, but when the pandemic started we were worried this would just be another plan we would have to cancel. We decided to try TakeLessons online and she couldn’t be happier! Laura Is clearly highly trained and gifted in music, but knows how to work on our daughter‘s beginner level. She makes it fun for her, building her confidence every session. We highly recommend Laura as a teacher for any level student!

Posted Aug 6, 2020
Taryn J.
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Posted Aug 5, 2020
Ty
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She was patient, kind, and very knowledgeable.

Posted Jul 30, 2020
Christian R.
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Posted Jul 23, 2020
Eleanor
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Laura helped me work through a life-long block in the first 30 minutes. She identified strengths and started building. I am so looking forward to my next lesson. Thank you so much, Laura!

Posted Jul 20, 2020
Daniel D.
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Friendly , knowledgeable, and truly cares about her students. I’ve never been more excited . Thanks Laura.😊🎼

Posted Jul 20, 2020
Kevin L.
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My son loves the lessons, I don't even have to remind him...he looks forward to it and makes sure he's ready!

Posted Jul 17, 2020
Jorge B.
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I'm too old to tackle what I have failed to learn so many times: reading music, or even understanding the structure of notes and chords.
I just love to sing (even though, when I listen my own voice recorded, I hate it).
Laura is patient, encouraging, and makes it easier to learn techniques. I've had three lessons, and at least I am able to deal with my anxiety when someone is listening and watching me.
Great teacher (and I apologize for what I do to her ears)

jorge

Posted Jul 14, 2020
Luz Ponce
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You are the best!!

Posted Jul 13, 2020
Louise
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I’m a senior at 73 and love music. I can’t carry a tune but on my answering machine I’m singing. My friend said she loved it. Being at home with the Covid has been has been over the top. I work in a school. I’m a resident poet and been at home creating my life. How can you help me achieve a perfected voice. Thank you.

Posted Jul 9, 2020
Maria H.
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It was a very good experience.
Thanks

Posted Jul 6, 2020
Bluma F.
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First lesson, went very well.

Posted Jul 2, 2020
Cari V.
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My daughter was nervous about taking her first singing lesson but Laura quickly put her at ease. Now, she has been singing in her room all week and is excited for her next lesson. Laura is a wonderful teacher and we highly recommend her!

Posted Jun 30, 2020
Lisa
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Posted Jun 29, 2020
Isabella
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Posted Jun 26, 2020
Martha S.
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Wonderful teaching style. Very knowledable and organized. I felt comfortable, even singing in ranges I'm not used to.

Posted Jun 18, 2020
Lekha G.
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Laura was good and Lekha enjoyed her first class. Looking forward to this engagement.

Posted Jun 2, 2020
Sandra
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Thank you soo much! The best lesson I've taken so far

Posted May 28, 2020
Michael
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I had no prior vocal or musical training of any kind--I can't read music--when I began voice lessons with Laura. All I had was a passion since childhood that I finally got the nerve up to pursue. The lessons were a wonderful experience from the very beginning. Voice may be the most challenging instrument to learn, because the teacher can't "play the instrument" to demonstrate technique. Laura has a remarkable talent for communicating vocal techniques and concepts with inventive and vivid visualizations that helped me understand the relationship between my body, my voice, and the sound I produce. I loved the music of Gabriel Faure, but never imagined I could sing it. Laura had all the confidence that I could, and we jumped right in. Faure's beautiful art songs, as well as others by Reynaldo Hahn and Ernest Chasson that Laura introduced me to, are now a part of me. I learned so much in the two years we worked together before Laura returned to her hometown of Denver, and miss her terribly!

Posted Jul 21, 2018
Kaylen
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I've learned so many valuable vocal lessons with Ms. Laura! She is super talented, smart, and such a great teacher. Ms. Laura takes time to explain musical concepts and techniques. Five stars!

Posted Jul 11, 2018
Lisa
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My 13 year-old daughter had taken voice lessons from Ms. Laura in Maryland for two years. I have to say my daughter was so lucky to have Ms. Laura as her first voice teacher! When my daughter started to show interest in singing in 2016, she knew very little about singing. Ms. Laura was very knowledgeable, personal and supportive. Ms. Laura taught my daughter about vocal anatomy, how to improve her voice presentation and how to avoid possibility of voice loss, inflammation from overuse or misuse. After several months, my daughter made very impressive progress on her voice range and presentation. It was such a treat when I listened to my daughter practicing singing at home. She was getting better and better every day. I was so proud of my daughter. At the same time, I really appreciate Ms. Laura being such a wonderful teacher. Ms. Laura is very personal. She tried to know my daughter as a teacher and as a friend. Based on each student's personality and strength, Ms. Laura chose music that helps each student to grow, but also focus on what needs to be worked on. Ms. Laura was very flexible when we needed to reschedule lessons. We sure miss her!!

Posted Jul 10, 2018
Maria M.
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Very informative, friendly, and educated.

Posted Jul 7, 2017
Pat
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Taking voice lessons was at the top of my list of things I wanted to do when I retired. I had never had a voice lesson until then! Laura was a terrific coach. She was clear and precise in her teaching and I found all of the songs tremendously challenging. I was astounded at the progress I made in a little over a year.

Posted Sep 19, 2016
Diana

Laura is a true professional and educator and a respected colleague. She has a thorough working knowledge of the voice and creative ways to teach anyone at any level and from various backgrounds. In lessons with her, you will find the tools you need to discover your authentic voice.

Posted Sep 16, 2016

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Experience

Private Voice Instructor
Jun 2006 - Present

Private Studio

Voice and Piano Faculty
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018

International School of Music

Choir Director
Oct 2015 - Jul 2016

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra OrchKids

After school program for children ages 5-13.

Director of Music and Worship Arts
Sep 2009 - Jun 2013

Severna Park United Methodist Church

Directed and oversaw ten musical ensembles including traditional choir, praise bands, and children's choirs.

Director of Music
Aug 2007 - Jun 2009

Denville Community Church

Directed 5 choirs including children and handbells.

Education

Master of Music Voice Pedagogy and Performance
Sep 2009 - May 2013

Catholic University of America

Bachelor of Music in Sacred Music - voice primary
Sep 2003 - May 2007

Westminster Choir College - Rider University

Languages

French

Limited Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Romanian

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher
Apr 2017

YogaWorks - Baltimore, MD

200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher
Sep 2013

Warrior I School - Costa Rica

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