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Laura O.

Music Instructor

Music Instructor

$60/hour

  • Oak Park, IL 60304

About Laura


Bio

Hello! My name is Laura. I am professional musician who is pursuing an advanced degree in music performance at Case Western University. I am a lifelong learner who loves nothing more than sharing knowledge and fostering an appreciation of music in others. I believe that our ability to comprehend music, just like our ability to comprehend speech, is innate and can be fostered in a variety of ways. I have taught rank beginners develop a greater understanding of the music they hear in the...

Hello! My name is Laura. I am professional musician who is pursuing an advanced degree in music performance at Case Western University. I am a lifelong learner who loves nothing more than sharing knowledge and fostering an appreciation of music in others. I believe that our ability to comprehend music, just like our ability to comprehend speech, is innate and can be fostered in a variety of ways. I have taught rank beginners develop a greater understanding of the music they hear in the concert hall and on the radio and have worked with students ranging from preschoolers to adults. My specialties are private music instruction on instruments and voice, music history, music theory, and musicianship. The instruments I have taught privately include the recorder, cello, violin, vielle, and piano.

I am a graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada where I earned my Bachelor of Music degree (B.Mus., 2012) with major concentrations in Music Performance (Early Music: Recorder) and Music History and performed my final solo recital on recorder in spring 2012. This year, I completed my Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration at Roosevelt University, Chicago. Starting this autumn, I will begin a second master's degree in Historical Performance Practice at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. I have been teaching and designing my own courses on music performance, history, and theory topics since I was first hired to teach at the Madison Early Music Festival in 2009 and Whitewater Early Music Festival in 2010. I have taught my own courses on topics ranging from beginning recorder lessons to deciphering medieval and renaissance notation and the improvisation of Notre-Dame-school polyphony. I have taken courses on modal counterpoint, 19th-century theory and analysis, performance practice, musicianship, 20th century music theory, choral repertoire, orchestral repertoire, keyboard repertoire, and medieval music history, and gamut of other topics. I have also taken courses on improvisation, ear training, folk music, and learning music by ear. Much of my work in past years has involved translating archaic, seemingly inaccessible topics in music for audiences and students in our day and age.

I enjoy answering questions and providing resources to those curious about music, those wishing to start instruction on a musical instrument, or those wishing to deepen their knowledge of music history and music theory. Please feel welcome to contact me with queries big and small.


Education

McGill University
Music
Roosevelt University
Masters
Case Western Reserve University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Oak Park, IL 60304
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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$60/hour

Laura O.

$60/hour

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