Laura’s thoughts on working with Lisa
I am so grateful to have found Lisa and to have been accepted as a student in her private, one-on-one, 30-minute weekly zoom piano lessons!!
As an older (mid-50s) learner, I started taking weekly, one-on-one, beginning-level Zoom piano lessons with Lisa about a year ago. It was a huge relief to find such an accomplished, experienced, patient, professional, and motivating teacher. She has been phenomenal and very easy to work with.
Lisa provides detailed written practice assignment sheets every week, so that I know exactly what I need to practice. Despite our lessons being conducted on Zoom (rather than in-person), she is able to pick up on technical, pedaling, posture-related, technique-related, dynamic-related, and other issues in my playing that need shaping or correction. She is very good at sensing when I might be feeling frustrated/confused and need to slow down a bit – while at the same time gently pushing me forward in my learning and keeping me on track to accomplish my learning goals. She provides me with extremely helpful practical tips (especially with regard to how to practice and how to work through frustrating aspects of the learning process) when I struggle. She has great insight into the unique challenges and aspects of being a beginner adult student and is responsive to my learning style.
Laura Piano Exam Preparation Experience
One of my piano goals was to be able to eventually work my way through the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) piano exams. In approximately a year, Lisa got me through my first piano method book, provided helpful supplemental materials and guidance along the way, and thoroughly prepared for my first RCM exam (RCM Prep A). She walked me through the RCM registration process and was very helpful in getting me truly ready for the exam. I felt very prepared during the RCM exam and am happy with my exam performance and score. I am now in my year two method book and already starting to prepare for my second exam (RCM Prep B) in my weekly video lessons.
Based on my very positive experiences noted above, I give Lisa my highest recommendation as a piano teacher!