Instructor
Joined in
2018

Laura Taylor

Instructor

Teaches Piano, Music Theory

The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a messaage, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.

Roy Ayers

Interested in taking lessons with Laura Taylor

Teaches at:
Levels Taught

All

Areas of Instruction

Piano, Music Theory

Performance Experience

University student recitals, Community Christmas trio, Living Traditions Music Jam, Various church choirs and handbell choir, Student recital accompaniment

Favorite Instruments

Piano, Guitar, Voice, Hand Percussion

Favorite Bands

All Classical Music, Classic Rock, Alternative and Independant, Jazz Funk and Blues, Acoustic jam and folk, Movie soundtracks

Education

Bachelor Music Therapy EMU, Piano Pedagogy Saddleback College

Musical Interests

Group folk jams, Live concerts, Music with classical dance performances, Local up and coming artists

Specialties / Genres Taught

Classical piano technique, Physical problem solving, Group workshops

Teaching Experience

Over 15 years teaching in a private studio with regular group workshops and annual recitals

About Laura Taylor

I have been teaching private piano lessons for children and adults for 15 years using a mixed intervocalic method with an emphasis on landmark notes. I use various piano methods depending on the individual needs of each student. I supplement with Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Contemporary, Jazz, Blues and Pop literature. I also conduct group music workshops to enhance performance, music theory, music history, sight reading, ear training and composition skills. I can also help students with auditions and school music assignments.

 I believe most people have an inner musical self and my goal as a piano teacher is to help individuals access their inner musical self through piano education, performance, the discipline of practice, music listening, and group experiences. Through all my years as a piano teacher, I have learned that providing a positive peaceful atmosphere for learning music helps students build confidence and enjoyment so they are motivated to learn and practice. This confidence carries over to other areas of life for students.  My goal is to provide students with the skills they need to continue performing, exploring and enjoying music after lessons have ended. Being able to take the skills learned in piano lessons and apply them to continued piano study, other forms of music study, music performance, music enjoyment and other aspects of life is how I measure success as a music educator.

Mission Viejo Music & Arts 949-699-2913 MISSION VIEJO CA