Laura began playing piano from a young age. As a young adult, she majored in music at the University of Arizona, where she studied with modern composer Robert Mucynski. Later she studied privately with Lillian Smith, professor at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Laura’s love for performing blossomed under Lillian's encouragement. 

Beginning in 1988 Laura studied privately with Phillip Lorenz, Professor of Piano at California State University, Fresno, and founder of the International Keyboard Concerts. Philip revolutionized Laura’s playing and encouraged her to offer a program of romantic and sacred classics.

This encouragement lead to the creation of her first album, Keyboards From Heaven, a 60 minute album of classical, sacred and original piano works, including Clair De Lune, Moonlight Sonata, Rachmaninoff's theme of Paganini and more, in an airy and etherial style. 

In 1990 she completed her training in Yahama piano teacher certification and taught group lessons at the yamaha center for music in Visalia, CA.  In 2012 She opened Allegro Piano School in Clovis, CA, teaching groups of students in the Way Cool for Kids Keyboard curriculum. The school was closed in 2015 and Laura has continued to teach private lessons from her home in Old Town Clovis. 

About Laura

Laura is a classically trained pianist, teacher, author, and owner of Allegro Piano School, located in the Central Valley in California. Her mission is to share the joy and healing power of music.

Laura has taught private and group piano for over 30 years, sharing her enthusiasm for music with students of all ages. In 2012 she opened Allegro Piano School in Clovis, California, teaching the Musical Moments “Way Cool” Keyboarding curriculum. 

Her live concerts feature piano performances, visual effects, and inspirational speaking, creating a beautiful and healing space for concert-goers.

In her spare time Laura enjoys riding her horse, Penelope, gardening, and writing. She's currently in the process of publishing her first book titled "This is a Test" which will be available soon for pre-order.


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