Laurie Penpraze

Laurie P.

Flint, MI
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Lesson Details

Classical Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate

As an experienced piano teacher specializing in beginning and intermediate students, I welcome students of all ages. Lessons are designed with students' goals in mind. A good foundation is important, so I make sure that we cover everything from proper technique to music theory, sight-reading, performance skills and more! Participation in recitals and festivals is optional. I look forward to working with you!

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Laurie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

I am a professional trombonist and pianist and have three degrees from the University of Michigan, including a D.M.A. in Trombone Performance. I have taught piano since I was 16 and have accompanied singers and instrumentalists in concerts. For many years, I was a trombonist in the Sarasota Orchestra and previously was Assistant Professor of Trombone at Miami University.

I have started many students on trombone and tuba, as well as piano.
Students will find me to be encouraging, yet demanding. I cater to different learning styles and strive to learn how each student learns best.


Adjunct Instructor of Low Brass
Aug 1998 - May 2017
State College of Florida

Taught Trombone, Tuba, and Euphonium.

Sep 1997 - May 2016
Sarasota Orchestra

Sep 2000 - Jun 2001
Fulbright Program

Was a Fulbright Scholar at the Lithuanian Academy of Music in Vilnius, Lithuania, where I taught trombone.

Assistant Professor of Trombone
Sep 1992 - Dec 1996
Miami University

Taught private trombone lessons, coached chamber music, taught piano class, taught music appreciation classes, as well as a class in the Honors Department.


DMA, Trombone Performance
Sep 1988 - Apr 1991
University of Michigan
M.M. Trombone Performance with Specialty in Brass,
Sep 1982 - Apr 1984
University of Michigan
Sep 1977 - Apr 1982
University of Michigan


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Limited Proficiency

2 Reviews

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Rob Jul 12, 2019
Tuba · Online

Laurie was an excellent teacher for my middle-school tuba player. She was very patient and encouraging. She was very knowledgeable on the details of playing the instrument.

Maggie Jan 11, 2018
Piano · In home

I loved my first lesson with Laurie! She taught me more in one hour than I could have imagined - and in a sweet and caring way!

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