From a young age Laura knew she wanted to pursue a career in music. Her passion and talent has led her down a variety musical paths, from the Royal Conservatory of Music, to musical theatre, to choral music education and collaborative piano, and most recently, to studies in world musics. She has a B.Mus. with Honours in Piano from the University of Toronto, and an M.A. in Ethnomusicology from the University of British Columbia. Her experience studying, teaching, and performing has provided Laura a deep understanding of music, and its role in society and culture.
With a background in western music theory, harmony, rhythm, ear training, and sight reading, Laura’s approach to teaching focuses on feeling, and hearing the music. While her primary instrument is piano, she often encourages and demonstrates singing, and listening, throughout her lessons to help foster a deeper in-body understanding of the music being played. This in-turn helps her students develop skills beyond the piano that support life-long musical studies.