Lessons By Laura
I have been a music instructor for over 25 years, teaching, Piano, violin, and other instruments. I have a bachelors degree from San Diego State in music. Together with basic technical skills, I teach student theory. This provides a well-rounded knowledge of music.
My passion for music began when I was five years old and asked for piano lessons. Since then, I have been involved in many musical groups, including marching band, choir, and San Diego State Symphony Orchestra. My goal is to share my musical knowledge and experience with students of all ages and abilities.
Able to read music
Student has instrument
Interested musical styles
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Evaluate student's interest abilities to enable creating lesson plans that are applicable to the student. I like to include parents' in the learning process.
Important to build a trusting relationship with students. I also like to give positive reinforcement and do my best to make lessons enjoyable.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Bachelor of Arts Music, SDSU 2016
Assocate of Arts with Music Emphasis, Grossmont College
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$25 to $30 per half hour lesson.
How did you get started teaching?
I started teaching when a parent asked me to teach her four year-old daughter. I followed my professor's methods, teaching theory, proper technic and performance.
What types of students have you worked with?
I've worked with students of all ages (4-65 years of age). I' are also had special needs students and prepare lessons that cater to their needs
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I played violin with the SDSU Symphony orchestra, playing masterpieces like Beethoven's 5th and 9th symphonies. We also played the Harry Potter Suite, Star Wars Suite, as well as other great works.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Take time to get to know the teacher. Look into their experience and perhaps get reviews from former students.