Laura Martin Perez

Laura M.

Warrendale, PA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Do you want to play classical piano music, rock keyboard, pop music, jazz? You are in the right place!

I choose and adapt songs according to the age, interests, goals, and skills of the students. I also use the songs to teach different musical concepts: intervals, progressions, scales, chords. Every student is different, so I don't use any specific method.

La clase puede ser en español.

About Laura M.

I am a pianist, songwriter, and keyboard player and backup singer for a prog-rock band and also a music teacher.

I've been teaching music for a long time. Why? Because I love music and I love to teach. My mission statement: get you to enjoy music while learning.

The best moments on my work are when the students realize that they can play/sing something that they couldn't do before. I love their expressions at that moment.

I started playing music when I was 7: the recorder, the Spanish guitar, a double keyboard organ that I used to learn how to play the piano by myself. Later on, I started with official piano lessons and ended with my BA in piano.

My training was classical but I love new age music and jazz.

During my piano lessons, you can learn theory, composition, play classical music and know the differences between different periods, play pop, jazz, rock, learn how to read lead sheets. I adapt songs you like to your skills so you can start playing your favorite music from the first day.

During my singing lessons, you can learn how to use your "instrument" (your voice) properly: breathing, posture, pitch, resonance, agility, vocal range, riffs.

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Julia
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My son, Dominick, has taken voice lessons with Laura for a few months at the School of Rock. He made great progress and was able to perform nicely. He feels very close to Laura and misses her a lot and can't wait to learn with her again when he's back in town.

Posted Jun 7, 2019
Heather M.
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Laura was beyond kind and understanding with me! I learned so much in just one short hour, and more importantly, she made the lesson so much fun! I absolutely look forward to learning more from her.

Posted May 30, 2019
Dana
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My daughter has been taking lessons with Laura for over 3 years. Laura makes the lessons fun and challenges her to learn. She even adds a little music theory which my daughter enjoys.

Posted Apr 11, 2019
Colleen
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My 15 year old looks forward to learning from Laura every week! She also learns the piano and keyboard from Laura. We would recommend her to anyone!

Posted Apr 11, 2019
David C.
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My 12 year old daughter took vocal lessons from Laura. She used pop music which was perfect for my daughter’s age. Oftentimes my daughter picked out her music so Laura knows how to engage kids. Laura’s great and would highly recommend.

Posted Apr 10, 2019
Michelle
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I met Laura in the summer of 2018 while searching for a voice coach for my 12 year old daughter. My daughter was comfortable with her from the first minute. She is eager to go to her lessons and smiling when she leaves. Laura likes to start with the basics and has an eye for identifying anything unique about her students voice that she can encourage and refine. My daughters voice and confidence have grown immensely. She just performed a solo in a talent show and received rave reviews from her peers and chorus instructors. More importantly, my daughter is finding her own voice and enjoying every moment of it thanks to Laura.

Posted Apr 9, 2019
Maureen
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Laura is a fantastic piano teacher. I’m an adult beginner and I love her teaching style. She makes you believe in yourself from the first piano lesson. She is excellent. I am amazed at how much I have learned in one year!! I highly recommend her.

Posted Apr 9, 2019
Trey
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Laura was tremendously helpful in teaching me the practical necessities and techniques in performing vocals on a regular basis. I'd never had formal voice lessons, and while I felt confident performing, I tended to blow my voice out, which limited show lengths. Lauren taught me how to keep up the energy, intensity, and full vocal range, while being able to maintain stamina and intensity throughout a show. Thank you, Laura!

Posted Apr 7, 2019
Shivangi
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I have been learning piano from Mrs. Laura for the past 2 years. She has been wonderful and I have learned a lot under her guidance. She is a great teacher with lot of patience.

Posted Apr 4, 2019
Rithvik
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She is more friendly and best

Posted Apr 4, 2019
Joshua
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My child has been taking private piano lessons with Laura for over a year now and he loves it. She is very patient and engaging and makes it a fun learning experience for her students. She is also flexible in teaching different compositions based on the student's interest and pace of learning.

Posted Apr 4, 2019
Nicole
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Excellent piano teacher. Very familiar with all genres of music. Extremely patient and easy to work with. I look forward to each week’s lesson, along with some instruction to practice at home.

Posted Apr 3, 2019
Ralph
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Great teacher! I'm enjoying her classes very much. I was so happy to find a teacher that is able to conduct the class towards my objectives and likes, and, at the same time, pushes my technique skills forward! I've being practicing a few different music styles, so far: classical, evergreens, rock, musicals. Glad that Laura has this wide range of knowledge. And classes are fun!

Posted Jan 3, 2019

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Experience

Keyboard player and backup singer
Mar 2017 - Present

Persephone's dream

Keyboard player and backup singer for Persephone's dream, a prog-rock band from Pittsburgh. I participated in the composition and recording of their new album "Anomalous Propagation"

Keyboard and vocal instructor
Apr 2015 - Present

School of Rock

Keyboard and singing lessons.

Music teacher
Sep 2000 - Jun 2014

Academia Euterpe (Madrid, Spain)

Piano, recorder, singing, music theory, composition, musical initiation. individual and group lessons from 3 years old to adults.

Private teacher
Sep 1997 - Apr 2014

Private (Madrid, Spain)

Private music teacher: piano and Spanish guitar.

Pianist
Oct 2000 - Jun 2001

Restaurant El Modelo Cansado. (Madrid, Spain)

Pianist playing background music.

Music teacher
Sep 1996 - Jun 2001

Allegro (Madrid, Spain)

Musical initiation for kids and adults, Piano, Chamber music and Music theory.

Education

Voice lessons
Sep 2001 - Jun 2005

Private

BFA in Music/ Teaching (piano),
Oct 1987 - May 2002

Conservatory Superior of Music, Madrid (Spain)

Languages

English

Professional Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

NYVC Voice Teacher Training and Certification (40hr)
Sep 2018

New York Vocal Coaching

The training equips participants with all the tools they need to teach Voice Lessons in the professional Vocal Studio.
Musical specialization in jazz
Jul 2002

Universidad Carlos II (Madrid Spain)

Specialization on Jazz with the piano: practical course.

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