Appassionata  Piano & Cello Studio

Appassionata Piano & Cello Studio

5.0Exceptional(8 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


Appassionata piano and cello studio provides high quality piano and cello study in an engaging and encouraging atmosphere. Realizing each student is unique with various musical abilities, my passion is to help a student discover their strengths and reach their musical goals. This is accomplished through exploring and developing those skills necessary to become an excellent and confident musician. Please visit to see what musical adventures are avalaible to you.

I love teaching piano and cello! For 26 years, my passion is to inspire a love and deeper appreciation for the gift of music. My goal each week is to motivate, encourage, and bring a smile to each one of my students! My biggest joy comes from seeing my students discover what they love about music!


Hired 20 times
1 employee
30 years in business
Serves Sandy , UT
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal, Zelle


Student's age

11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Student has instrument

Student who has an instrument

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  • Reviews

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    Nancy G.

    She listens and understands my cello goals. She’s very observant and tactfully corrects my bad habits. She’s talented, accomplished and a great teacher.
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    January 27, 2023
    Hired on Lessons

    Audrey F.

    Laura is in tune with my capabilities and offers me instruction that I can understand.
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    September 05, 2022
    Hired on Lessons

    Alisha H.

    She is amazing! Very kind and very helpful and understanding!
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    February 05, 2019
    Hired on Lessons

    Mary B.

    Wonderfully, patient and knowledgeable teacher. Welcoming all levels no matter your age or ability!
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    October 09, 2018
    Hired on Lessons

    Dierdri F.

    Its fun and she has several strategies to teach the same concept- if one teaching strategy doesnt work she has another method or idea so I actually get it.
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    September 26, 2018
    Hired on Lessons

    Oakleigh L.

    August 21, 2018
    Hired on Lessons

    Frequently asked questions

    Schedule a trial  "meet and greet" lesson and musical skills assessment. This gives me time to meet the student and  learn a little about learning style and personality, and decide want the best lesson option is for that student.

    Bachelor of music in piano pedagogy from Utah State University.

    Studied cello through college and currently I am principal cellist of the Utah Philharmonic Orchestra.

    28 years of experience teaching beginners to piano performance majors in college.

    Mother of 4 children and a home educator.

    Children's church ministry teaching preschool- middle school classes.

    Monthly tuition payments for elementary-- college age students. Details are on my website under studio policy.

    Adult students purchase 4 lesson packages and use them in the time frame that works best for them.

    Inspired by my piano and cello teachers growing up! Taught my first piano lesson at age 18 and knew it was what I wanted to do the rest of my life!

    Age 5 - adult.  I teach very beginners to advanced  students. Some have gone on to get piano degrees and become teachers themselves. My students come in all types....quiet little girls to energetic teenage boys and everything in between!  Every student is unique and that is what I love about teaching!

    Helping my student prepare for piano auditions at Utah State Universiry and Weber student who has been studying with me for 12 years! She also did a  Senior Recital  at Daynes Music that was amazing! I have been so honored and blessed to be part of her music journey this far! 

    Look for a teacher that is excited about teaching and is always learning herself. A teacher that is patient and understands that each student is unique. A teacher willing to consider a student's personal goals and individual strengths.

    What are your musical goals?

    Are you committed to practicing and working hard?

    Understand that learning piano or the cello is a skill that takes time. Be patient with yourself!

    Services offered

    Music Theory