Instruments Taught: Piano
Laura began playing the piano when she was 5 yrs old. As she grew, she enjoyed reading music as well as making up her own songs. She was asked to lead the music in a church. and composed many pieces for service, performing on organ and piano. By High School, she was in bands, performance choirs, plating solo and ensembles, and accompanying performers. She went to college for music at Capital University in Bexley, OH. There she played french horn in orchestra, and keyboard in electronic bands. She composed jazz and heavy metal music. She studied music media in film, completed the Chillicothe Recording Workshop, and worked in live sound at the company Stage Tech for 3 yrs. Laura graduated with a Bachelor of Music from Capital University in 1998.
Teaching and Philosophy:
Laura is experienced in teaching children and adults. She likes to recognize the student’s interest and enjoys accommodating requests into the lesson plan. She teaches a variety of styles (classical, jazz, pop, etc), and also teaches the development of ones’ own style. During a lesson. she teaches reading music, theory, and encourages composition. Composition is really no big deal – the simplest phrase can be beautiful, or fun, or rhythmic- whatever the person is looking for. Her students work to achieve a solid foundation as well as strength to create.
Laura has worked as a bas-relief portrait sculptor for 15 years. She also enjoys Taiji.
Fri & Sat: 11am-6pm