Teaching Philosophy

Laura is a well qualified singer and teacher of music and drama. She believes that every student should develop a good set of technical skills, no matter what genre they intend to perform. She strongly believes that students grow in confidence and learn more comprehensively in a positive environment where they are passionate about what they are learning. Her studio provides a space for students to explore their interests and challenge themselves in a positive and engaging way. She focusses on skills such as; breathing technique, tone development, healthy voice production, diction for speech and singing, artistic style and stage presence many with any other skills a performer needs.

Laura has been working as a classroom music and drama teacher, as well as itinerant singing and flute teaching. She has sound knowledge of both NCEA music and drama, as well as Royal Schools ABRSM and Trinity College of London syllabi. She is currently focussing on expanding her private teaching as well as working as an itinerant teacher and freelance singer.

Laura has been trained in Bel Canto style and uses these techniques combined with a sound knowledge of physiology, experience in other genres and a flexible teaching style to create a lesson that suits the student in front of her.

Along with singing lessons she can also offer Drama lessons / prepare students for auditions and beginner Flute and Piano lessons.