- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
I teach a simple, and broken down system of music theory and piano that is ideal for the vocalist, songwriter, and beginner or intermediate pianist to quickly grasp and apply to their practice! It is the perfect method for the vocalists/ songwriters to be able to accompany themselves using basic piano chords within the first few lessons!
If desired, I teach traditional piano lessons out of the Alfred's books for children and adults, which are wonderful tools to help cover all grounds of sight-reading, technique, scales, repertoire, and music theory. Incorporating tried and true tools like flash cards are also essential in helping students quickly and wholly memorize notes of piano along with correlating position on staff (sheet music.)
Note: Most often, I teach a combination of the two methods, and it is an extremely effective way to give students the power of the concrete knowledge and musical skills needed, along with the practice of applying these skills in modern pop songs (or any genre) and improvising to create their own compositions!
- Teaches students:
- Females 3+, males 3 to 17 and special needs
- Teaching since:
- August 2006
International Billboard hit singer/ songwriter - Laura L.'s hit single "Boys Just Wanna Have Fun" hit #5 on the UK Music Week Pop/ Dance Charts, and #27 on the US Billboard Dance charts in the same week!
Laura Leighe is also a finalist in the 2017 Unsigned Only International Music & Songwriting Competition, with 2 of her songs making the top 12 of their genres out of 6,000 submitted.
For 11 years, Laura has been a private vocal instructor in Los Angeles, OKC, and Skype. Certified in the "Singing with Ease" (Seth Riggs S.L.S) method and teaches from the perspective of someone who's voice and life has been changed, strengthened, and brought to it’s full healthiness, range, and ability through the holy grail of techniques. Degree in Vocal Music Edu. from Oklahoma University.
As a piano instructor and songwriter, she has developed a simple system of teaching music theory and chording to her clients, which is ideal for vocalists and songwriters to learn to accompany themselves, as well as for the beginner or intermediate pianist to learn a combination of traditional sight-reading and reading / composing chords on their own. Laura and her husband, Trent own and operate a Recording Studio & Writing Room in Santa Monica, CA.
It is a joy associate coaching alongside the incredibly gifted Amanda Earhart and her associates at a private vocal studio, located in Los Angeles, CA, Oklahoma City, OK, Portland, OR, and the world via Skype. Amanda and I trained under the renown Dallas/ Houston, TX coach, Tom McKinney who trained with Seth Riggs in between Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder in their glory days! Tom is known for coaching Texas celebs, Beyonce, Jessica Simpson, and Ashlee Simpson, to name a few.
Being a part of the established and growing network of the music industry has been fantastic, and we are always looking for ways to bring our clients into our circles, connecting artists and musicians with songwriters, producers, A&R, marketing, management, record labels, and any service needed to help each client succeed in the next steps of making their dreams come true!
For 10 years, I have been blessed with the opportunity of coaching private voice and piano lessons! A Vocal Music Education Major at the University of Oklahoma, I began coaching privately immediately after attaining my degree, and completing my student teaching in elementary and secondary levels.
I absolutely LOVE teaching...it is the most rewarding experience seeing a shy student completely come out of their shell upon realizing their gifts of singing and music, and hearing the strength, natural beauty, and passion in their true voice they were born with become uncovered through this amazing technique...(Seth Riggs Method). Their confidence soars, they find their purpose, gifts, and a beautiful way to communicate their heart and change the world. I love what I do, and cannot say enough how the technique has enhanced my own voice, passion and life...which is why I am thrilled EVERY DAY to share it with others and bless the hearts and lives of each student and everyone around them!
Dean Brown, Fred Goff
Taught 30-40 private vocal/ piano clients weekly along with quarterly recitals. Led "Hannah Montana Camp" for young girls and students with a performance at the end of week.
Charlie Rayl, Dana Stephens
Taught 20 + private vocal/ piano clients weekly along with quarterly recitals. Led "Hannah Montana Camp" for young girls and students with a performance at the end of week.
AEVS founder, Amanda Earhart and I trained under the renown Dallas/ Houston, TX coach, Tom McKinney who trained with Seth Riggs in between Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder in their glory days! Tom is known for coaching Texas celebs, Beyonce, Jessica Simpson, and Ashlee Simpson, to name a few.
I am certified in "Singing with Ease" through the AEVS Studios, having a 2nd generation, direct line to Seth Riggs himself in the voice, and life changing technique. I have been teaching the SLS method for 11 years.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.
Laura is amazing. We're so fortunate to have come across her here. She's talented, patient, and encouraging of my daughter's singing. She has a gift for bringing out the best in her and challenging her to sing beyond what she knew she was capable of.+ Read More
The most amazing vocal teacher I've ever had and she gives you great tips and she encourages to be the best you!!!!!! I am so lucky to have found Laura as a teacher
Laura is super friendly and helpful! She is an amazing teacher & very accommodating. I definitely recommend her! I've been taking piano lessons with her for a little over a month & can see my skills improving!
I have been one of Laura's students for many years and she is honestly the best teacher a student could have! She is very knowledgable about all aspects of piano, voice, and performing techniques and is very qualified to be a teacher. She is so down to earth and cares about all of her students. I was very shy growing up, but she helped my confidence grow and encouraged me every lesson we had. She even offered me performing opportunities to gain more experience and feel more comfortable on stage. She is beyond talented and is a great role model to all young musicians. I am beyond thankful to have worked with her for so many years and have nothing but good things to say about her!+ Read More
Laura is the most incredible teacher that we could have ever wished for. My daughter took voice lessons from Laura from age 7 to age 13. She also took piano lessons for approximately three of the 6 years. Laura's coaching technique created growth in my daughter's skills and confidence that impressed everyone who knew her. Laura has a unique gift of connecting with her students, creating a comfortable environment and helping them build on their talent to accomplish their goals. She is the greatest!+ Read More
Laura is an an awesome music instructor. Both of my children have taken lessons from Laura. She is passionate about music and she is able to communicate this passion while teaching. She is also very patient while teaching music to young children. She worked with my kids on their first duet together. To this day, my kids still talk about music lessons with Laura. We were so fortunate to have been instructed by her amazing talent!+ Read More
Laura is amazing!! She taught both piano and voice to 2 of my children. She has the knowledge and she is able to teach/share her knowledge. She not only helped my kids learn, she also has the kindest heart towards people.
My kids absolutely adore her! They only want her as their instructor.
Laura was very helpful with my autistic son. She was very patient with him and taught him most of what he knows. She knows her business and has a real passion for music.
Laura is a wonderful piano and voice teacher. My daughter really enjoyed working with her during piano lessons and learned so much!
My daughter Halle loves Laura! She is a great teacher, fun, insightful, challenging, and more. Another positive is I actually see improvement from my daughter when she spends time with Laura. I highly recommend this very talented musician and instructor!
I took lessons from Laura when I was younger and I'm 18 now and she was so great! I wasn't too involved with singing, but her lessons brought up my confidence and I learned so much from her and I wish she was still available to me. She definitely knows what she's doing and is capable of teaching all ages to help them get better at what they love to do. I took lessons for singing, stage performance, and a little piano before she left for California. She's the best teacher I've ever had to this day, and is very nice, encouraging, supportive, and she smiles a lot, which is comforting. She's a brilliant singer, musician, and overall artist. 10/10 recommend. :-)+ Read More
Laura and I bonded immediately back when she taught taught me voice lessons in middle school. She was always very attentive and helpful, and only wanted the best for me and my voice. From collaborating, to doing vocal warmups, to developing a great friendship, I can honestly say that I'm grateful to know someone so talented! I highly reccomended her.+ Read More