Laura Pruett

Laura P.

Phoenix, AZ

About Laura P.

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Laura teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: June 2001
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

I have been teaching music lessons since 2001. I teach piano, flute, guitar and ukulele. I have played piano for most of my life, then started playing the flute in elementary school, then the guitar and ukulele in college.

I attended California State University, Northridge, where I received my bachelor's degree in Music Therapy. My music therapy training has helped me to be more observant, sensitive and flexible in my music lessons. I am better able to tailor music lessons to my student's abilities, interests and needs. While I do not provide music therapy in music lessons, I do use a therapeutic approach when teaching music lessons.

Photos and Videos

This is a song on guitar and voice.

Experience

Music Therapist

Sep 2014 - Present
Mind-Full Music

I lead music therapy sessions in individual and group settings for people of varying ages (2-90's) and needs (developmental disabilities, speech delays, socialization, dementia, etc.). I drive to lead sessions in people's homes, schools, and assisted living facilities.

Music Teacher

Jun 2001 - Present
Self-Employed

I have been teaching private and group music lessons for 13 years. I teach piano, flute, guitar and ukulele. Once or twice a year, depending on how many students I have, and depending on how willing the students are, I arrange a performance recital at a local assisted living facility or skilled nursing facility. This is a way to develop the students' musical and performance skills, building their self-confidence and coping skills, while also offering volunteer service in the community.

Music Therapist

Feb 2011 - Aug 2014
Del Amo Hospital

I designed and led group music therapy sessions for patients in an in-patient psychiatric facility. I led groups with people of various ages (6-70's) and needs (depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, dissociative identity disorder, etc).

Education

BA in Music Therapy

Sep 2006 - Dec 2010
California State University, Northridge

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC)

Feb 2011
Certification Board for Music Therapists, Inc.

This certification allows me to practice as a music therapist throughout the country. While I do not provide music therapy sessions when I teach music lessons, I use my music therapy training to teach in a therapeutic manner. I am more observant, sensitive, and flexible, and am able to adapt lessons as needed.

Affiliations

American Music Therapy Association

Jan 2010
MusicTherapy

AMTA's purpose is the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings. Predecessors, unified in 1998, included the National Association for Music Therapy founded in 1950 and the American Association for Music Therapy founded in 1971. AMTA is committed to the advancement of education, training, professional standards, credentials, and research in support of the music therapy profession.

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14 Reviews on Laura P.

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Ana M. Jun 8, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
She's great! Can't wait for next session
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Mikhail D. May 31, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Great first lesson! Very patience.
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Mikhail D. May 31, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
She was very patient with my grandson . I felt she knew how to work
with children.
Looking forward to the next lesson.
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Sean Apr 3, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Great start! We believe with Laura's teaching technique, our son will be able to learn and play the guitar soon.
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Sean Apr 3, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Great start! We believe with Laura's teaching technique, our son will be able to learn and play the guitar soon.
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Ayelet L. Jan 28, 2016
Flute · In studio
Verified Student
Firs lesson was great
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Dylan W. Jan 12, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Laura was great. She was very patient with Dylan and came very prepared for our first lesson. We are looking forward to many more!
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Darrell P. Dec 18, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
She is great!
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Aliyah Dec 16, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Aliyah really loved working with Laura and wanted the class to be longer! :) She can't wait to do more.
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Mckenzi G. Nov 12, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent!
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