Laura Gabelsberg

Laura G.

Spring, TX
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Lesson Details

Ukulele

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

UKULELE is a VERSATILE and FUN instrument with the potential to play any kind of music that you like, not just tin pan alley or kids tunes. I specialize in working with beginners who have no music background but lots of enthusiasm to play.

Learn to read music notation with your ukulele, learn to sing and strum chords so you play music with others to entertain yourself and your friends and family. I encourage participation at local open mics and uke groups for the intermediate students. For more advanced students we embark on a study of complex pieces of music and focus on performance goals.

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About

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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:
1996

I have been a teacher since 1996 and a uke teacher since 2015, teaching uke to after school groups. I am a member of Houkulele, Houston's Social Ukulele Club. I have attended Uke Teacher Training courses with Kevin Carroll in Austin. I follow and use James Hill's ukulele in the classroom curriculum and supplement for the specific music interests of my students. I am continually learning new things. I attend uke workshops, TMEA music conferences and festivals like the Kerrville Folk Festival to continually improve my skill and my teaching techniques.

Experience

AfterSchool Ukulele Group
Jan 2014 - Nov 2018
Great Oak School/Private School

I have organized an after school ukulele club which met for three years which included beginners as well as intermediate players, children and adults.


Education

Elementary Teacher
Aug 2014 - Present
Great Oak School
Waldorf Certification Elementary Education
Jul 2009 - Jul 2011
Antioch University

Certifications

Certificate of Ukulele Teacher Training
Jul 2017
Kevin Carrol, Austin, Texas edUKEcator

Texas Teaching Certificate
Dec 1995
Texas Education Agency

Grade 1-8 Self-contained
Grades 1-8 English
Grades 1-8 HIstory

Affiliations

Texas Music Educators Association
Feb 2017

Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.

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Photos & Videos

Public performance at the Opening of the Theater District this year with members of the Houkulele Group.

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A fun workshop I attended at Kenneth Fowler's house with Mark Baker

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Some of my uke students and I performing at the HUB in the Woodlands this year.

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After attending Uke Teacher training workshop with Kevin Carrol

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Curriculum for sight reading with uke

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Uke concert at Great Oak School
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5 Reviews

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FrauF Jul 5, 2019
Ukulele · In studio

Incredibly patient. Very experienced. Flexible with different age levels in class. (8-60+) We saw our progress clearly every week.

Lynne Feb 24, 2019
Ukulele · In studio

Patient teacher with so much experience!

Becky villarreal Dec 29, 2018
Ukulele · In studio

Laura is knowledgable and patient. She make every lesson fun and I learn something new with each lesson.

Becky Dec 26, 2018
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Laura is an amazing teacher. Really makes learning fun

Lisa Nov 3, 2018
Ukulele · In studio

Laura is a very thoughtful teacher and gently guides me along in my learning of ukulele. She is always growing in her own practice and finding new ways to teach. I have learned so much from her and enjoyed it at the same time!!

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