Laura Potratz Studio

Laura Potratz Studio

5.0 (4)
Best of 2020
4 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
11 years in business

About this pro

Music is personal and brings us into contact both with ourselves and with a force beyond us. I am passionate about the spiritual awareness that results from the study of performing arts. 

ORGANISTS PLEASE NOTE: the organ teaching location is in St. Paul, 55104

I have a Masters degree from the Sorbonne, a diploma in organ performance from the Conservatoire de Saint-Maur-des-Fossés (France), and a Bachelor of Music from Valparaiso University (Indiana). From 2010 to 2013 I was professor of piano and musicianship at the Conservatoire de Musique in Ezanville (France).

I sing with the Minnesota Chorale and the Bach Society of Minnesota, and I volunteer with the Voices of Hope choir in the state women's prison in Shakopee, MN.

I love helping people experience music as a powerful personal and interpersonal process. I love seeing the next generation grow and become our world. I love seeing adults begin something they have longed to do their whole lives. I love to be a companion on that journey.

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Credentials

Blaine, MN 55434
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4 Reviews

5.0

  • Kewei

    I had two months of lessons with Laura over the summer and learned a ton of new things. Laura has many tricks to help me practicing and get into good playing habits. She gradually add layers of interpretation techniques to a piece, and without realizing it, I had already progressed a lot. Unfortunately I have to move to a new place, otherwise I would definitely love to continue piano study with Laura!

  • Mery

    Laura was the 1st piano teacher of our daughter Julie - 6 years old at the time at the Conservatoire de musique d'Ézanville - France. Laura clearly set the basis for Julie to progress steadily, she is good with children, flexible and firm on what need to be done (like practicing regularly at home).

  • Emily

    Laura is a fantastic teacher and extremely knowledgeable in all things music. She’s “a wealth of knowledge,” according to her colleagues. Laura is kind, patient, and has worked especially well with anxious adult students, like me. She is also calm and gives excellent advice for improving my voice, I leave her lessons feeling encouraged. I am fortunate to have found her!

  • Ruth

    Laura is my daughter's voice teacher and has helped her grow as a student and as a vocalist. Laura tailors her lessons to what my daughter's interests are and pushes her into new territory. She is kind, professional, creative and is an incredible teacher. She focuses on technical and artistic aspects of voice working on music theory, technique and performance. My daughter always looks forward to seeing Laura- she is a gift to our family!



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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The music that speaks to you is an important part of how we approach your journey. If you come with a strong sense of what you love, we will incorporate that. If you do not yet know what kind of music speaks to you, we will try everything and eventually find out!


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

30 minute lesson = $27

45 minute lesson = $42

60 minute lesson = $54


How did you get started teaching?

My music teachers were the most important positive voices in my life during my teen years. I have always wanted to be what they were to me.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with ages 5 to 75, with kids, youth, and adults with ADD, ADHD, OCD, anxiety issues, cerebral palsy, selective mutism, substance abuse challenges, and those recovering from strokes. I have worked with professional teachers, mediators, and bank managers, as well as with college-degree-seeking music students, middle- and high-schoolers, and gifted children.


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