Laura started learning electronic keyboard at the age of 11, and then around 13 she started learning the piano. Right from an early age, Laura has loved anything to do with music and you'll always find her with her nose in a book about music history or engrossed in a music film - just look out for her trademark pink hair and leopard print!
After completing a music degree at Anglia Ruskin University in 2005, Laura started teaching at the age 23 and since then has enjoyed inspiring and nurturing students to take exams, perform or play just for fun. Laura always takes care to inspire and educate pupils and believes in making piano and keyboard lessons fun and engaging. She is a regular performer at Ace Space and the Newbury Jazz Platform for their open mic nights with her band and on her own.
Bachelor's Degree with Honours in Music - Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
Winner of Technics Music Ensemble Award 2002
LAMDA Public Speaking Bronze, Silver & Gold Medals
My Students Say...
"Two thumbs up for Laura. I like having piano lessons. They're really fun and I learn lots" - Holly (age 6)
"Laura has been teaching my daughter for a few years now and she is excellent. Endless patience with a sense of humour is a great mix. My daughter always looks forward to her lessons and has progressed so well.
Laura really brings out the best in her students." - Sarah Baiden
"My daughter is 13yo & she loves her lessons with Laura. Laura engages so well with kids & teens ensuring lessons are fun. She makes sure kids are well prepared before entering exams. A cool & great place to learn!" - Julie Fleming
Websites & Apps
Laura uses Musictheory.net for lots of interactive lessons and exercises. It's great for a recap of anything that may have been covered in her lessons. She also recommends the app Earpeggio for aural work, if you are not around a piano (e.g. on holiday) you can just plug in headphones and have a go to help to keep your ears sharp. Laura also uses iReal Pro for chord charts, exercises and backing tracks and she likes using them for jam sessions or even when teaching something specific. It is a paid for app, but Laura thinks it's the best Â£13 you'll spend.
Music books are available to order from Mail My Music.
Piano and keyboard lessons are available from Tuesday to Saturday and you can choose either face-to-face or online lessons.
Laura teaches children from the age of 6 years and above, as well as offering adult lessons.
If you have any questions about signing up for keyboard or pianos lessons, feel free to contact Hogan Music on 01635 496 57 or email firstname.lastname@example.org who can help to answer any queries you might have.
Fancy learning the piano or keyboard? We offer free try-out sessions of 20-30 mins with our excellent tutors, so you can get a feel for what a full lesson would be like. You can also borrow an instrument from us if you don't have your own.
Laura owns a Yamaha Clavinova CLP 545 digital piano and loves its sound and the way it feels to play. You can use pretty much use any piano or keyboard (with a sustain pedal or foot switch you purchase separately) to get started as long as it has full-sized touch sensitive keys. Laura highly recommends a Clavinova if you're after a digital piano. These are some of her favourite items out on the market today:
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Overview The Yamaha Piaggero NP32 provides exquisite tone in a light, compact instrument. The Piaggero NP portable keyboards are an ideal combination of elegance and simplicity. Designed around the essential elements that let you concentrate on playing, NP keyboards focus on the inspiration and enjoyment of playing a piano, and feature the pure tone of one of the finest grand pianos that Yamaha ha…
Graded Hammer Standard keyboard The Yamaha P45 features a Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) keyboard, this popular key bed creates an authentic and natural feel when played. The GHS acts like the key bed of an acoustic piano that feels heavier when playing bass parts and lighter when playing treble parts. Simple Operation Settings on the P-45 are easily navigated and can be changed with a single button…
Comes with Kinsman Traveller Headphones, TGI Keyboard Bench & Stand Graded Hammer Standard keyboard The Yamaha P45 features a Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) keyboard, this popular key bed creates an authentic and natural feel when played. The GHS acts like the key bed of an acoustic piano that feels heavier when playing bass parts and lighter when playing treble parts. Simple Operation Settings on t…
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