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Laurie B.

Very Patient Piano Teacher - In home lessons only in Rockville

Rockville, MD (20850)

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I am currently only teaching piano in my home. I will update my profile again if more ESOL slots become available.

I love music. I have studied piano for over 15 years. I am currently taking piano and voice lessons. I taught group piano for the last six months, and I have taught piano to all ages of students from 6 to 65.

I can recommend a very inexpensive keyboard for under $300 that you can use to start out. I also use rhythm sticks and tambourines.

My goal is to have fun with music and to find melodies that mean something to you as you play.


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Laurie’s subjects

English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Piano, Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, Praxis, TOEFL
Corporate Training:

Elementary (K-6th)

I have passed the elementary math test, prealgebra, reading, writing and vocabulary tests. I have raised three children and have great patience with children. I taught young children piano when I was younger. I was a certified French teacher in Secondary Education, but I am planning on teaching ESOL to both young and older students in the next school year. I have passed my Praxis II in ESOL, and I am certified to teach ESOL in the State of Maryland.


I am a certified ESOL teacher in the State of Maryland. I am a native English speaker. I received my TESOL Training Certificate in December from Montgomery College after 16 credits. I am currently teaching ESOL two nights a week and tutoring as well.

I have recently retired from a long career in law and human resources.


I studied piano (including classical) from the time I was 6 until 17. I continued to play through the years - I taught some children when I was in my late teens beginning piano.

I then took piano lessons at the School of Music in Rockville for 4 more years within the last six years. I am very good at sight reading. My original teacher from about 6 years ago said I was the best sight-reader that she teaches.

Study Skills

I have been tutoring elementary students from grades three through five since the beginning of this year.

I have worked with them on prioritizing homework assignments and projects, test taking skills as well as reading comprehension and writing skills.

I don't just ask them to do an assignment. I ask them about different ways to plan it and complete it.


Due to my educational background and my language background, I have a very large vocabulary and know word usage.


I am a semi-retired lawyer and HR professional. I love to write, and I hope to communicate this love to my students. I am extremely patient.

I am a certified ESOL teacher in the State of Maryland, and I completed my TESOL certificate in December of 2013.

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University of Maryland (French Education)

University of Pittsburgh (J.D.)

Montgomery College: Rockville Campus (Other)

Great Teacher My daughter - 8 years - has been learning a lot from Laurie in little time. Laurie has been great in teaching her and comes ALWAYS prepared for the lesson with techniques, learning tricks, and material. We are very glad we met Laurie and hope to continue with her for a long long time. Thanks Laurie. ...

— Elias from Boyds, MD on 11/24/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $52.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

If you prefer a 45 minute lesson, my rate would be $40.

Travel policy

Laurie will travel within 10 miles of Rockville, MD 20850.

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