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Laurel S.
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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Play the king of instruments!
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Experience the awesome power of the King of Instruments! No prior keyboard playing skills are necessary.
About Laurel S.

Hello! I'm Laurel, I'm a professional performer and experienced private teacher, and I would love to help you unlock your musical abilities. I believe in a personalized approach to teaching, based on building a relationship with each student. I place equal emphasis on achieving your long-term goals and enjoying the process of learning and making progress. I welcome students and families who are LGBTQ+, neurodiverse, differently abled, any race, ethnicity, or gender, and any or no religion. Please don't hesitate to communicate openly with me, so that I can customize your lessons to your needs. I'm fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and I won't ask you if you are. I'm also happy to follow any safety protocols you prefer to use in your home. A few of my specialties: Classical singing technique Piano for elementary-age beginners Keyboard skills for singers Advanced classical piano Choral singing skills Music reading for self-taught musicians DISCOUNT AVAILABLE if you qualify for free school lunch program - contact me Use the "Ask a Question" button to find out more about my availability and special offerings. I would love to have a conversation with you before you sign up or schedule a trial lesson.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2005

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Bachelor of Music - Vocal Performance

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Teaches ages 5+

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$70
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$95
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$120
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$30
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I've always had an interest in music, but never had any formal training. Laurel's tutelage has taken me from an absolute novice who could barely plink out a few notes to being able to read and play along with sheet music. She's employs a very collaborative style of teaching wherein we work together to identify the kinds of music I want to play, and make regularly progress towards reaching my goals. It's been a fantastic experience.

Posted Apr 22, 2021
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I decided to wait until middle age to begin taking piano lessons so that my brain would be as resistant as possible to learning. I'm glad I found a teacher as patient, friendly and knowledgable as Laurel. I've been taking lessons with her for almost a year. She tailors the sessions to my spooky interests and encourages me to push my abilities. When we began I had barely touched a piano in my life. Now I'm able to read sheet music, recognize relative pitches and play a list of my favorite songs with independent hand movement. I'd recommend Laurel to anyone who wants to learn piano regardless of age or skill level.

Posted Oct 6, 2020