“I sing lead in a blues/rock band. Because of bad singing habits I would routinely blow my voice, mid-set. Very embarrassing & frustrating. That was what motivated me to sign up for lessons with Laura. After only two lessons, I had one of my best shows ever. My voice didn't let me down. And I wasn't holding back, in fact I was belting it out - but with my new techniques to support me.
Laura is a real professional. Straightforward, enthusiastic, and encouraging. It's fun, not a chore to take lessons with her. And with all her experience as a performer, she knows what it takes - not just the theory, but the practical aspects - to make singing "easy", the way it's supposed to be. Highly recommended.”
John Pippus – Professional singer/songwriter & recording artist
“I just wanted to thank you for the last nine months I’ve spent singing with you. I wasn’t sure what to expect the first time I met you, but you turned out to be one of the most amazing teachers I’ve ever had. Your passion for music just amazes me. I see it fill up your whole body every time you sit at the piano or open your mouth to sing, or even when you’re watching me sing. You’re an inspiration and I didn’t know a musician could be so talented and so knowledgeable about performing.
You’ve given me so many great opportunities to perform and meet such great people in your other students. Every moment onstage is a learning experience.”
Marcela Carreras – Student/Actor
"Laura is an inspiring singing teacher. Within one lesson I extended my range by three or four notes - notes that have always given me great trouble in the past, and I now sing with ease. My tone is much improved, and I'm singing with no strain. It was an amazing experience and I feel like a new singer!"
Paul Crouser – Singer & Student
“I started taking lessons from Laura cause I’ve always wanted to sing, and had never taken lessons before, I’m so glad I finally took that leap. As each week/month goes by, I keep finding more and more to learn and develop. For every vocal problem that presents itself, Laura has a solution and can clearly demonstrate with her own beautiful voice, how to sing differently to resolve the problem.
As a teacher, she is the most supportive person, with genuine delight on her face when a word, a phrase, a line, a verse, is sung with clarity and passion. Her favourite comment is “What did you do differently?”, encouraging me to assess my own performance and figure out what I did to produce that better sound, and how to find it again. It helps me to remember what I’m learning, and to access those techniques with more and more control and consistency.
As a former classical piano teacher, I also for a while took jazz piano lessons from Laura – a whole new world opened up for me….I had no idea how much pleasure I would find in playing jazz from charts.”
Pam Searle – Current student
“I have been taking piano and singing lessons from Laura for about 5 years now. I am continually surprised at my weekly accomplishments with her nurturing teaching style and humour.
She has mastered the art of teaching, and gives you just the right level of challenge, breaking things down for you, & simplifying when necessary, while making you feel successful and motivated at the same time. Laura has an uncanny gift of being able to choose varied pieces that capture the beauty of what each person can express well.
There are many times when I have had limited opportunities to practice during the week, but I never feel anxious or unprepared. Laura’s patience and guidance truly make the sessions a pleasure to look forward to. Her passion and energy make each session a joyful experience. I consider myself lucky to be one of her students. She is the best teacher I have ever had.”
Vinni Panikkar – Current student
“Laura is a first class piano teacher. Great, great, great! For anyone interested in transitioning from classical into jazz, she is the one to go to!”
Stephanie Soulsby – Classical Piano Teacher