Laura - Teacher #2736

Instruments:
- Flute
- Piano

Services:
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Basic Harmony
- RCM - Intermediate Harmony
- Solfege

Languages:
- English
- French
- Italian
- Spanish

Teaching Philosophy

I feel very fortunate to have studied music and to be able to transmit my knowledge to my students. what is more beautiful than music? who can live without music? I don't know anyone who doesn't get excited or vibrate with their favorite song. The power of music crosses borders, transforms you, fills you with happiness. To be able to transmit that feeling is a luxury.

But the road is very hard. Studying music and playing an instrument is an elite sport: it takes time, effort, a lot of perseverance. And it is not an exact science because we work with human beings. We are not perfect, but we are unique and special, each one transmits music in a different way. And as a teacher, I should to adapt to my students.

I come from classical background, but I didn't fulfill myself as a musician until I got to play my own songs with my own style. I was a rock soul in a body of a classical flutist. It's been 20 years. 20 years of trying, experimenting, adapting and being flexible on a technical and artistic level. I don't consider myself the best at what I do, but I do consider myself a good guide, so that my students get to be what they want to be as musicians. You don't come to class to suffer, but to work and above all to be happy and have a good time. At the end of the day, that's what life and music are all about, enjoying yourself.

Musical Education

She studied the Professional Grade of Music, specializing in flute, at the Conservatory "Oreste Camarca" in her hometown, Soria (Spain), with Fco. Rafael Clemente Bo. She continued his higher studies in Pamplona (Navarra, Spain) with Begoña Aguirre, at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Navarra, combining it with a degree in Translation and Interpretation. It is there when he began to be interested in modern music and jazz, taking several subjects and attending several courses at La Escuela de Música Creativa (Madrid) with Chefa Alonso (Free Improvisation course), with Victor and Javier Bruna (Jazz Flute) and participating in the course of Improvisation Applied to Flamenco organized by the Institute of Musical Education (IEM) in Salamanca (Spain) in July 2009.
It is at the end of her studies in 2012 and combining it at all times with her work as a teacher, when she deepens in this specialization forming part of the bands The Paulovers and Corsarias, band with which she was awarded on several occasions and where she served as vocalist, flutist and composer. In the same way, she attends singing lessons, with Abenauara Graffigna (Professor of Singing at the Conservatory of Castilla y León, Spain) and with the singer and teacher Jaione Medina.
From 2014, within La Escuela de Música Moderna y Jazz "Zabalza" (Pamplona, Navarra), she extends her training in improvisation, with Javier Olabarrieta, and modern harmony with Alberto Navascués and where she also attends classes with the singer Nerea Erviti. In 2016 he attends the flamenco course organized by UFlamenco (Centro Superior de Estudios del Flamenco) with the teacher, flutist and composer Juan Parrilla, with whom he continues his training until 2017. He also attends the intensive Blues course organized by the Blues School of Madrid in March 2017.
After completing the Master of Teacher Training by the UNIR, she continued her work and training as a teacher of music in The Music School of Berriozar (Navvara, Spain) while expanding her musical knowledge with Patxi Pascual, flutist, saxophonist, composer and teacher at the Escuela de Música Creativa (Madrid) until 2018.

SInce then, she has worked as a music and foreign languages teacher in Secondary Education and Adults Education while continuing with her professional training. Due to her interest of an international experience, she applied for the International Experience Visa (Work and Holiday Visa) in 2018, and fortunately got it in June 2019. After two years of long waiting, she just moved to Canada in May 2022.

Awards and Distinctions

-High School Diploma in Humanities (with honours) 2006
Instituto de Enseñanza Secundaria Castilla, Soria (SPAIN)
-Translation and Interpretation Degreen 2011
University of Valladolid
- Degree in Music, Flute specialty 2012
Conservatorio Superior de Música de Navarra
-Master in Teaching 2017
UNIR (Universidad Internacionale de la Rioja)
-Campus Music Navarra University Music Band Corsarias 2013
-Certamen Nacional del grupo G9 de Universidades. 3rd award. Music Band Corsarias 2014

Special Skills and Training

I have been lucky enough to study my two hobbies: music and languages. And what they have in common is communication. I love to communicate and transmit. And I don't care about the type of language. That's why I studied translation and interpretation and music. These disciplines put people in contact with each other, they are bridges that unite, that bring people closer. They allow to create community and to transmit emotions, thoughts, feelings. I believe that both disciplines have enriched me throughout my life and have influenced each other. There is nothing more difficult than getting on stage and playing, and the same feeling can be found when speaking in a language that is not your own in public. I have been a very good student because I am enthusiastic about learning and I try to be a decent teacher trying to do precisely what my hobbies have taught me, to communicate and transmit.

Rates

30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00

There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable

NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher

Policies


1. Cancellation Policy

Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.

2. Cessation (quitting) Policy

A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.

3. Illness Policy

Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.

BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.

No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.

4. Rescheduling Policy

Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.

Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy

Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.

It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.

5. Evaluation Period

There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).