Stop Dreaming and Start Playing!

I can help you achieve that piano goal you've been dreaming of! I specialize in teaching adults the fundamentals of music with a focus on reading music. 


My approach focuses on your specific goals and reading music in order to build a strong foundation for you to understand music as a whole as opposed to just learning song after song. In other words, you'll learn how to learn new music within minutes as opposed to months.

Too many teachers buzz through the basics leaving the student with an inadequate foundation. You end up learning piece by piece over months instead of truly learning music. My method is inspired by European classical training similar to the way Mozart taught Beethoven. The idea is that once the fundamentals are mastered, you'll be able to play a new piece in a fraction of the time it would take otherwise. Results are disproportionate! Please see my reviews on one of the links at the bottom of the page.

As a results-based coach bringing 20 years of experience in piano theory, technique and performance to each session, my goal is to teach you to become independent of me, learn to read music, and play like you've always wanted to play.

Lessons are available in-person AND online through Skype.


I've studied music most of my life, and I have a bachelors degree in music as well, so believe me when I say I've had a lot of music teachers, even a few piano teachers, and Lara is one of the best.

See, there's a fundamental difference between learning to play a song on the piano, and learning to actually play the piano, and Lara understands this. None of my previous teachers have approached it the way that she does; constantly challenging me with new music, we work through piece after piece until after just a couple months practice I'm reading music almost perfectly the first time through.

It's hard to explain why her method is different and how it's definitely more effective, so if this is something you've been interested in, just bite the bullet and you'll see for yourself.

Todd Williams Project Manager, GoFundMe



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