Laura Friesen

Laura F.

Naples, FL

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About

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

Teaching since:
January 2000

Hi there!

My name is Laura and I can't wait to meet you! I am a professional pianist currently working/playing for Gulfshore Opera, Naples, Fl, and Opera Naples, Naples, Fl. I regularly work as a Coach and Pianist in Rome, Italy. I've been teaching private piano lessons since 2000 and have loved helping my students of all ages appreciate music and learn to play the piano. I went to University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and earned a Masters degree in Piano Performance. I'm a patient and nurturing person and my teaching style is primarily classical although I am very flexible and very open to tailoring lessons.

I very much look forward to helping you reach your goals!

Experience

Principal Coach and Pianist
Sep 2015 - Present
Gulfshore Opera, Naples, FL

Coach, Pianist
Sep 2015 - Present
Opera Naples, Naples, FL

Coach/Pianist
Jun 2009 - Present
Opera Festival di Roma, Rome, Italy

Principal Coach and Pianist
Sep 2006 - Jun 2013
Virginia Opera, Norfolk, VA

Principal Coach and Pianist
Aug 2002 - Jun 2006
Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh

Education

Master of Music, Piano Accompaniment and Chamber Music
Sep 2000 - Jun 2002
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Languages

German
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Italian
Professional Proficiency

1 Review

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Elizabeth Oct 25, 2016
Classical Piano · In home

Laura was a delightful teacher during my brief time in Fort Myers Beach! I'm coming out of a 12-year break from piano, and her combination of discipline and intuitive musicality really helped me get back in the "groove" of playing every day and rebuilding/growing my skills with great classical pieces. So sad to go!

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