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About Lara, The Leading Online Sight-Reading CoachIf you want one word, it’d be passion. I have passion for people, passion for playing the piano, and passion for teaching. I believe that music is a gift from our God and aim to bring out the natural aspects of music that already exist in our hearts. By focusing on what inspires us to play music rather than on man-made rules, anyone can learn how to play the piano.Learn More

What Others Are Saying

Lara is always energetic and encouraging. She absolutely makes the most out of every minute of our time together. Lessons are well-balanced.
Gail Mills, 70
I am really impressed with how she tailors each lesson to the abilities of both of my teen individually. She has taught them to sight read and they have continued to progress at a fast pace. They were able to participate in a recital and felt confident about their progress. She is very professional in her approach, but friendly. They also have fun while learning and enjoy how she helps them celebrate their successes. She is an amazing instructor and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Jason Simpson
I’ve been taking lessons from Lara for about six months, and I can say with full confidence that I made the right choice. Now I feel like nothing in the world of piano is unconquerable. Her attitude is nothing but positive and vibrant. She’s very encouraging and has a knack for making every triumph feel important. Her passion for her craft is obvious, and is definitely a big part of what motivates me to practice on my own. I recently had my first recital (something which I never imagined I would be able to do). I was shocked that I was able to learn a piece and play it in front of strangers in such a short period of time. But the practices Lara teaches made it easy. I didn’t worry about memorizing the piece because she doesn’t just teach how to play songs, she teaches how to understand the music. She didn’t have me play the same song over and over again, she teaches the fundamentals so you can painlessly learn and practice, even on your own. I would highly recommend Lara, for anyone who already plays and wants to get a better understanding, or for newcomers.
Daniel McCraw, 22
Lara is an incredible piano teacher with an effective and intuitive approach to her musical training. She focuses on the basics that unfortunately most music teachers neglect, but also caters to your own personal goals and ambitions in learning the piano. If you’re looking to learn how to play the piano but might be intimidated by inexperience, or if you want your child to begin a musical career on the right foot, I can attest Lara is the one to help with either endeavor. I will admit that I was initially skeptical about her higher prices, but after witnessing firsthand the advantages of her method, I know her lessons are without doubt worth the price.
Christopher Bellizzi, 25
Ms. Lara is one of, if not the greatest piano teacher ever! She is nice, calm, understanding and very encouraging. I am so happy to have met Ms. Lara not only as a piano teacher but also as a person in general.
Nicholas Simpson, 15
Lara came highly recommended to us from a good friend. Our experience with her has been great! She is very talented, patient and knows how to relate the material to our daughter in a way that’s appropriate for her age. Most importantly, our daughter loves her and is eager to learn because of Lara’s professional yet nurturing manner.
Jeannette Akaragian for Alina Akaragian, 6
I never thought that I’d be able to play a keyboard, let alone read music. Thanks to Lara’s patience and unique approach to teaching music, I am able to look at a sheet of music and actually know how to play it. Her passion for teaching music is her very own. She is amazing at teaching the basics and incredibly patient with students. I truly believe that anyone can learn with her method.
Daniel Romero, 25
Lara is my 14 year old son’s piano teacher and she has done a fantastic job with him. As a fellow musician I truly appreciate the difficulty in teaching someone to play an instrument and she is certainly a great and patient teacher. She is always positive with him and encouraging!
Jeff Milucky for Nate Milucky, 14
Lara is a wonderful piano teacher that takes her time with her students. Lara was very patient and knew exactly what I needed on my very first session. She is currently guiding me through the piece, “Two Minuets” by Mozart and I am surprised that I am able to read and play the notes. I could not imagine myself playing the piano four month ago. However, here I am today getting ready for my first piano recital. I couldn’t see myself training with any other piano teacher other than Lara. She is one of a kind and she truly cares about her students. If you are looking for a piano teacher who is dedicated and experienced, see Lara. You will not be disappointed.
Lana Huleis, 25
The method that Lara uses worked the best for me. I am learning music theory and am able to read music better than I believe I would if I had selected another teacher.
Ed Young, 64

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