Laurie Penpraze

Laurie P.

Champaign, IL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching the tuba is a particular passion of mine. I have enjoyed helping students with sound production, technique and developing their musicality. I believe in building a firm foundation with a good tone quality and proper technique. I enjoy 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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Rob
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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
Maggie
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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

Adjunct Instructor of Low Brass
Aug 1998 - May 2017

State College of Florida

Taught Trombone, Tuba, and Euphonium.

Trombonist
Sep 1997 - May 2016

Sarasota Orchestra

Scholar
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.

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

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