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.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2005
Bachelor of Music - Vocal Performance
Teaches ages 5+
Has background check
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.
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.
Laurel has been my kid's piano teacher for a little over four years now. My kids absolutely love her, and I think that is what makes the difference because I want my kids to enjoy taking lessons. Laurel is very knowledgeable and patient. She makes sure students learn both reading music and playing by ear. My kids have come a long way with reading music and playing the piano, and I think a big reason is because of Laurel.