- 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!
- 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.
Taught Trombone, Tuba, and Euphonium.
Was a Fulbright Scholar at the Lithuanian Academy of Music in Vilnius, Lithuania, where I taught trombone.
Taught private trombone lessons, coached chamber music, taught piano class, taught music appreciation classes, as well as a class in the Honors Department.
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.
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!