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Laurie P.
Niceville, Florida
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My passion is teaching the trombone. I have started beginners, taught middle, high school, and university students. As a member of a professional orchestra for many years, I have experience performing many different styles of music and love to share my enthusiasm for the trombone with others. Lessons are rooted in a firm foundation of technique, focusing on efficient sound production and ease of playing. I love helping students reach their potential!
About Laurie P.

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.

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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.

Posted Jul 12, 2019
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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!

Posted Jan 11, 2018
Experience
Yoga Teacher
Oct 2019 - Apr 2020
The Yoga Path
Taught Modified Ashtanga, Yin, Slow Flow and Chair Yoga.
Adjunct Instructor of Low Brass
Aug 1998 - May 2017
State College of Florida
Taught Trombone, Tuba, and Euphonium.
Scholar
Sep 2000 - Jun 2001
Fulbright Program
Was a Fulbright Scholar at the Lithuanian Academy of Music in Vilnius, Lithuania, where I taught trombone.
Trombonist
Sep 1997 - May 2016
Sarasota Orchestra
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.
Education
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
B.M.
Sep 1977 - Apr 1982
University of Michigan
Languages
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
German
Professional Proficiency
Lithuanian
Limited Proficiency
Certifications
RYT 200
Nov 2019
The Yoga Path

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