I believe that all students can learn on a meaningful level. My job is to unpack the skills so that we can help you meet your goals.
I got my Bachelor's in performance from New England Conservatory and my Master's in Music Ed with a focus on Strings from The Boston Conservatory.
My teaching philosophy is heavily influenced by Suzuki method which I have been using since 1999.
I love getting folks started with great technique and helping transfer students continue to build on their strengths. Since everyone learns differently, I feel that teaching helps me continue to grow. It is wonderful to share music everyday!
Laura is an wonderful teacher. She has worked with my daughter for over 3 years, both in private lessons and group lessons. She is patient, knowledgeable and excellent at meeting the various needs of her students. I highly recommend her.
Laura has a way of building such a beautiful rapport with her students. She is patient and kind. She is able to challenge my daughter and keep things fun for her. Laura is a very talented and well educated musician and teacher. She is flexible and easy to communicate with. I highly recommend her for any age!
Laura is always so kind and positive that it's a real pleasure to take a lesson with her. Plus she's an expert musician and teacher, always knows what to tell me to do to improve my playing--I'd recommend her to anyone--
Laura is amazing at working with kids. She meets the kids where they are and makes the lessons fun. I watch my daughter (who does not practice much) grow stronger and more confident in each lesson. Laura does not dwell on the lack of practicing but works on where the child is at that moment and does not make the child feel bad about it. The lessons not only help with her violin playing, but also in her self confidence.
I like to find out where they are musically and what their goals are. Some students need help getting the right instrument and shoulder rest for them. My priority is the sound and set up as these are the foundation for meeting most playing goals.
I trained on my instrument at New England Conservatory earning a Bachelor's in Music performance. While getting my Master's of Music Education, I began Suzuki Violin Teacher Training and studies in Kodály method. These methods inform my teaching with their sequencial, authentic approaches which I have found help in teaching students of all ages and skill levels.