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. 

ABOUT MY METHOD.

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 below.

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.


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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.

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QUESTIONS, COMMENTS? CALL (562-247-3270).

Private Lesson Packages

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Benefits of packages include:


One-on-One

One-on-one time is perhaps some of the most valuable time we will spend together on your musical journey. Regular lessons are our time to check-in, make sure all of your practice is going well, and most importantly, learn something new.

Voxer/Email Contact 

Regular lessons are not everything! Sometimes we don't have time to cover everything you need or questions come up in your practice sessions alone. Contact me as needed through texts, voice recordings and video clips on Voxer for your fastest progress possible.

Intensive Session

Kickstart your piano dreams with an extensive, 90-minute long introductory session. This is our time to set up a customized curriculum based on your unique goals, introduce you to my basic methods of teaching, and get set up with all the materials you'll need on your journey.


Perhaps the greatest part of all...

All packages besides the Minimalist include the ability to book mini, yet powerful sessions in between our regular lessons (usually over Skype unless availability in studio allows). This means you can schedule an additional lesson during the week, every week, if you want further clarification on anything we've covered during our session, or anything at all for that matter! Heck, you could schedule two of these sessions each week if you needed. So if you've got a lofty goal, like preparing for an exam, a performance, or simply want to learn and get better as fast as possible, this is beyond ideal for you.

When you sign on with me, you truly become a VIP.

I have a limited number of students I take on because of my increased availability to each student combined with my burning desire for you to see results, have fun and THRIVE. Please don't hesitate to call for pricing and availability today at 562-247-3270.

The Minimalist

Includes:

1.5 hour intensive introductory session

Two 30-minute lessons OR one 60-minute lesson per month 

Access to me via voice recordings, video, text messages and/or email twice a week

The Rocker

Includes:

1.5 hour intensive introductory session

Two, 45-minute lessons per month 

Access to me via voice recordings, video, text messages and/or email 5 days of the week

Mini, 1-on-1 sessions in between lessons as needed

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The Classical

Includes:

1.5 hour intensive introductory session

Two, 60-minute lessons per month 

Access to me via voice recordings, video, text messages and/or email 5 days of the week

Mini, 1-on-1 sessions in between lessons as needed

The Pro

Includes:

1.5 hour intensive introductory session

Four, 45-minute lessons per month 

Access to me via voice recordings, video, text messages and/or email 6 days of the week

Mini, 1-on-1 sessions in between lessons as needed

Includes all recital fees

Includes all books and materials

The Master

Includes:

1.5 hour intensive introductory session

Four, 60-minute lessons per month 

Access to me via voice recordings, video, text messages and/or email 6 days of the week

Mini, 1-on-1 sessions in between lessons as needed

Includes all recital fees

Includes all books and materials

Don't see what you're looking for?

Just ask!

Single lessons are available upon request.

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