Laura Zawarski
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Laura Zawarski

Laura Z.

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Beginner, Intermediate
After a decade of teaching violin to students of all backgrounds, including students with shyness or attention issues (adults can have them too!), I've learned that there is no one way to learn this instrument. With the knowledge that violin teaches life skills and daily coping mechanisms beyond the music itself, I work to create a learning environment that promotes fun and caters to a student's learning style, strengths, and needs. (p.s. -- I've been featured on the Today Show, ABC News, Classic.FM, and by Ellen DeGeneres!)

About Laura Z.

Hi there! I’m Laura. I’m a multi-lingual teacher, performer, and musician, and I’ve been teaching students of all ages for nearly a decade. I am a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, hold a B.A. in Russian Language and Literature from Wellesley College, studied Shakespeare at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, spent a semester at the Moscow Art Theater School conservatory, and currently perform as a professional freelance musician. If you have any questions about my academic, musical, or performance background, please feel free to ask!

WHAT I TEACH: I teach beginner to intermediate level French and Italian, beginner to intermediate violin “tutoring,” and elementary and middle school tutoring in all subjects excluding maths and sciences. I hold a particular strength in the teaching of spelling, phonics, accent, and pronunciation in English, Italian, and French. I also have a unique background in studying methods and test-taking which I like to share with my students.

WHAT I DO: I work to tailor your learning experience to you or your child’s specific needs or interests. Whether you just want to learn a few phrases of French for fun or are in search of full-fledged homework help, I want to make sure that it feels more of a joy than a burden. This means taking the time to understand individual strengths and weaknesses, preferred learning styles, and desired outcomes. In children, this could also mean accommodating personal traits in development such as attention difficulties, shyness, or high-energy.

Let’s get to work!

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Nicki
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My daughter loves the lesson. She enjoyed learning about violin with Laura.

Posted Apr 9, 2017
Shannon V.
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Laura is very nice to my daughter. She is so patient. She always gives homework and email me the notes for daughter to practice after. I am glad to have Laura.

Shannon's mom.

Posted Jul 16, 2016
Daisy H.
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Laura was amazing! Daisy really learned so much in the first lesson. Laura has a fun and engaging way about her and delivers her lesson with such clarity that I, as a parent who does not play an instrument, will be able to make sure she is doing the correct thing in practice. Thank you Laura!

Posted Jul 9, 2016
Tzipora
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My daughter just had her first lesson with Laura, and I was very impressed. She is looking forward to continuing, and I am happy to have her do so.

Posted Jul 3, 2016
Carlie
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Very good 1st lesson. My daughter really enjoyed it. She will definately continue.

Posted Jun 16, 2016

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Experience

Italian Teacher
Feb 2020 - Present

Independent

Teacher
Jan 2019 - Oct 2019

Juliette and Ella's Playdate

Violin Teacher
May 2016 - Jun 2017

Independent

French Teacher
May 2016 - Jun 2017

Independent

Violin Teacher / Head Teacher
Sep 2010 - May 2014

Exeter Youth Strings

Education

Russian Language and Literature
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018

Wellesley College

High School
Sep 2010 - May 2014

Phillips Exeter Academy

Languages

French

Professional Proficiency

Italian

Professional Proficiency

Russian

Professional Proficiency

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