Piano Lessons

Hi, I’m Laura! I’m a pianist, teacher, and certified meditation instructor.

I spent 18 years as a college professor before I found my true calling: helping others make music mindfully.

I work with pianists to overcome mental and physical challenges so they can express themselves joyfully at the piano.

Does any of this describe you?

You're an adult with previous musical experience and would love to recapture the joy music-making once gave you.

You're open to new ideas for relaxing your technique and freshening up your practice sessions.

You have an interest in learning how to calm the mind and body to serve your music-making and performing.

Not sure if you fit one of these descriptions?

I knew that Laura was going to be a great fit from my very first lesson with her. She approaches everything with kindness and compassion and cares about educating the whole person, not just the pianist. I wouldn’t be where I am today without her lessons.

Elizabeth Dawson

Elementary Music Teacher, Cayuga Heights Elementary School

Teaching Philosophy

Cultivating a friendly and nurturing atmosphere in which you can progress at your own pace.

Collaborating on setting goals and choosing repertoire, and staying in open communication about how it's going.

Relaxing the mind and body to ease movement, increase mental awareness, and unlock expressive joy.

I always walk out of lessons with Laura with a more confident and centered approach to both music and life! I have been able to keep piano in my life as a joyful and creative musical outlet solely because of her patience and musical expertise. I don’t play piano because I need to, I play because it’s fun.

Genevieve Fritz

Trumpet and Music Education Student, Case Western Reserve University

Lessons take place in person at my Ithaca, NY studio or online via Zoom.

Sound like a fit for you?