Laurel Sanders

Laurel S.

Pacific Palisades, CA

About Laurel S.

Background check: Last verified 05/05/2016
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Laurel teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 2005
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Hello! I'm Laurel, and I would love to help you or your child unlock your musical abilities and academic potential! I'm college educated in both classical music performance and English literature. In addition to teaching, I perform as a singer, organist, and pianist with musical groups all over the greater L.A. area, including the Pacific Chorale, the Charles Dickens Carolers, Nova Vocal Ensemble, and many others.

I'm happy to meet my students at any location near either Pacific Palisades or North Hollywood - I can teach music at any location with a piano, and I can tutor academic subjects anywhere. Contact me for more information. I look forward to meeting you!

A note about availability - I keep this updated as accurately as possible, but because I travel over a wide area, your preferred time slot may not be possible for me, depending on the location of the lesson. Please contact me to discuss scheduling before you sign up.

If you choose to take lessons at my home location, please be aware that I have cats. If you have a phobia or allergy, this location won't be suitable for you.

You can view my studio policies here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B32k-E90cjchS2piSjJFS0dNdHhDSGc5TWdwbGY0WV9IWFZr/view?usp=sharing

Photos and Videos

My student counts beats out loud as she plays.

Experience

Voice teacher/vocal coach

Sep 2005 - Present
Self-employed

Teaching private in-home and studio lessons to singers of all ages, and accompanying and coaching high school and college singers on classical and musical theater repertoire.

Piano teacher

Aug 2005 - Present
Self-employed

Teaching private in-home piano lessons to students of all ages.

Education

Bachelor of Music - Vocal Performance

Sep 2002 - Dec 2008
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Affiliations

American Guild of Organists

Jun 2010
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The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to enrich lives through organ and choral music. To achieve this we: 1. Encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music 2.Inspire, educate, and offer certification for organists and choral conductors 3. Provide networking, fellowship, and mutual support 4.Nurture future generations of organists 5. Promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles; and 6. Engage wider audiences with organ and choral music.

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12 Reviews on Laurel S.

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Anna R. Nov 5, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
awesome
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Anna R. Nov 5, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
awesome
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Daisy Nov 4, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Laurel is a great piano teacher for kids. My daughter always looks forward to her lessons and even enjoys practicing.
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Elizabeth B. Sep 17, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
She is so bright, smart,lovely and patient

We love her already 🌹🌹
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Sheila Aug 23, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
I'm a complete novice. Laurel was very supportive and positive. I've come away from my first lesson feel confident I can do this.
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Rebecca C. Aug 19, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
She's awesome!
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Lydia Jun 28, 2016
Classical Piano · In home
Laurel taught my kids piano lessons for several years. When she moved away, she proved impossible to replace. She really cared about the kids' learning. For example, when my son seemed to connect better with the process and logic behind the music, she got him started composing his own! Both kids benefited greatly from Laurel's teaching and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a piano teacher.
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Juliana May 6, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Laurel was an awesome teacher! I enjoyed how she personalized each of the lessons to cater to what I needed as a student. Laurel was great at providing me with material that worked for me. Laurel has a great presence during her lessons and really makes the student feel at ease.
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Hannah C. Oct 5, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My daughter loves to learn Piano and love to learn with Laurel.
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Carrie Jun 30, 2015
Piano · In home
Laurel is an amazing Piano teacher. She was able to connect with my 6 year old daughter right away. She has a calm, kind energy and possesses positive leadership skills. My daughter is flourishing under her teaching much more than she was with her previous piano teacher of almost 2 years. My daughter is a deep thinker and enjoys that Laurel explained and even showed her (by opening the piano) how the keys all connect and work together to make the sound. Laurel is very professional and punctual as well. I highly recommend her!
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