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Laura P.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Born in the Midwest, I spent seven graduate years in Paris performing, teaching, and researching. I have come to see music lessons as both a personal process of body awareness and harnessing mental energy, and as an interpersonal process of exploring the dynamic between student and teacher. To beginners: anyone at any age can learn basic organ skills if they devote fifteen minutes a day to it. To intermediate players: my goal is to train you to be your own primary teacher. To advanced students: I can give you artistic colors for the palette and tools for the journey. Currently I can only take new students taking lessons on a weekly basis.
About Laura P.

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. I have worked with ages 3 to 75, with kids, youth, and adults with ADD, ADHD, OCD, anxiety, 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. Right now I am only able to accept students on a weekly lesson schedule. For in-person lessons, masks are required.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Teaching since

Teaching since 2009

Education

Diplôme d'études musicales (DEM) in organ

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 6+

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Speaks French, English

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Laura P.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Born in the Midwest, I spent seven graduate years in Paris performing, teaching, and researching. I have come to see music lessons as both a personal process of body awareness and harnessing mental energy, and as an interpersonal process of exploring the dynamic between student and teacher. To beginners: anyone at any age can learn basic organ skills if they devote fifteen minutes a day to it. To intermediate players: my goal is to train you to be your own primary teacher. To advanced students: I can give you artistic colors for the palette and tools for the journey. Currently I can only take new students taking lessons on a weekly basis.
About Laura P.

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. I have worked with ages 3 to 75, with kids, youth, and adults with ADD, ADHD, OCD, anxiety, 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. Right now I am only able to accept students on a weekly lesson schedule. For in-person lessons, masks are required.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Teaching since

Teaching since 2009

Education

Diplôme d'études musicales (DEM) in organ

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 6+

Speaks

Speaks French, English

Speaks

Has background check

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Organ
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$32
45 minutes
$48
60 minutes
$64
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First 3 lessons
$30
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Teacher's Studio

Laura was great! I am really excited to continue working with her. She is kind, and very knowledgeable.

Posted Apr 29, 2021
Student's home

She added to my musical knowledge by helping me express myself through technique.

Posted Oct 2, 2020
Online

My girlfriend and I are both total beginners who had never/rarely sung in front of other people before, but Laura makes us feel super comfortable! I thought it would be a challenge to do singing lessons with two different people, but she gives both of us attention and great tips. She is very knowledgeable and encouraging, and we're both learning a lot! Thank you so much!

Posted Aug 26, 2020
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Instructor details
Organ
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Holly Ave.
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$32
45 minutes
$48
60 minutes
$64
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30