Laura Potratz
Minneapolis, MN
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Laura Potratz

Laura P.

Minneapolis, MN
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Born in the Midwest, I spent seven graduate years in Paris performing, teaching, and researching. I have come to see music lessons as both an intensely personal process and as an interpersonal process.

To beginners: anyone at any age can learn basic piano skills if they devote ten minutes a day to it.
To intermediate players: my goal is to train you to be your own primary teacher.
To advanced students: I can give you artistic colors for the palette and tools for the journey.

About Laura P.

Laura has been teaching private lessons and classes since 2009 and is currently teaching in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood of Minneapolis. Laura has helped students begin new musical journeys, whether at age five or age fifty-five, and encourages seekers of all ages to approach the power of music in their lives as a personal and interpersonal process.

Laura received her musical training at Valparaiso University (Indiana), the Conservatoire de Saint-Maur-des-Fossés (France) and the Sorbonne. As an expert in her field, Laura looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Laura's teaching style centers on relaxation, consistency, and developing student independence.

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Emily
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Laura is a fantastic teacher and extremely knowledgeable in all things music. She’s “a wealth of knowledge,” according to her colleagues. Laura is kind, patient, and has worked especially well with anxious adult students, like me. She is also calm and gives excellent advice for improving my voice, I leave her lessons feeling encouraged. I am fortunate to have found her!

Posted Mar 24, 2020
Esther K.
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Laura's been absolutely great with our children (now 10 and 11). She tailors her teaching style to each one, interacting with them at their level, engaging them, and pushing their music forward -- both their practical skills and their understanding of music itself -- in a manner that seems fun and personal. One of my children just asked what I was doing, and when told and asked if he had anything to say about Laura he replied:
"She is very nice and she is funny and she is a very good teacher"

Posted Aug 5, 2019
Evelyn O.
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She was great! I think she's going to be a wonderful fit for our daughter, who is excited to return!

Posted Jun 12, 2019
Nick F.
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It was awesome!

Posted Apr 16, 2018
Kewei Q.
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I had two months' of lessons with Laura over the summer, and learned a ton of new things. Laura has many tricks to help me practicing and get into good playing habits. She gradually add layers of interpretation techniques to a piece, and without realizing it, I had already progressed a lot. Unfortunately I have to move to a new place, otherwise I would definitely love to continue piano study with Laura!

Posted Aug 9, 2017
Glen
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Very good.

Posted Jun 27, 2017
Mery

Laura was the 1st piano teacher of our daughter Julie - 6 years old at the time at
the Conservatoire de musique d'Ézanville - France. Laura clearly set the basis for Julie to progress steadily, she is good with children, flexible and firm on what need to be done (like practicing regularly at home)

Posted Jan 2, 2017
Ruth
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Laura is my daughter's voice teacher and has helped her grow as a student and as a vocalist. Laura tailors her lessons to what my daughter's interests are and pushes her into new territory. She is kind, professional, creative and is an incredible teacher. She focuses on technical and artistic aspects of voice working on music theory, technique and performance. My daughter always looks forward to seeing Laura- she is a gift to our family!

Posted Nov 28, 2016
Jennifer

I worked with Laura a few years ago. She was my American tutor. We did not play music together, but she help me to improve my English. She is a really nice teacher, always in a good mood, always helping her students in the best possible ways. I really enjoyed working with her. If ever you have the opportunity to work with Laura, just do it, you will not regret it!

Posted Nov 28, 2016

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