Instrument: Guitar, voice
Genres: Folk, Rock, Contemporary, Funky!
Location: Washington, DC
Why I work well with kids?
I have a lot of experience working with kids on the guitar. I love getting to know them and figuring out what makes them tick. I’m really flexible as a teacher so as to be able to adapt to the way different kids process information. Every child is different, so every approach is individualized. I work hard to keep the lessons fun. I focus on getting to know the type of music each student enjoys listening to so that we can concentrate on learning some of his/her favorite songs. Through these songs, the student is introduced (subversively – sneaky teacher ) to deeper concepts of musical theory while trying to rock out and sound like their favorite artists.
Laura T. Bio and Resume
Location of Birth: Pennsylvania
Raised in the suburbia of Pittsburgh, PA, Laura’s early life gave few indications of her eventual calling. She attended The College of William & Mary on a tennis scholarship and graduated with a degree in finance. While working at a Washington, D.C. law firm, Laura started her own record label, Overtime Records, and recorded her first album, Proof, in 2005. Galvanized by the local, national and international reaction to her debut, Laura quit her job, packed her bags and toured the country alone to promote the record and launch her career as a performer. After the cycle of touring ended in 2008, Laura recorded her second studio album, Keep Talking. She recently completed a US tour in support of this album. Along with performing, Laura enjoys teaching guitar to students of all levels. She aims to preserve the fun in musical study focuses lessons around specific songs the student wishes to learn.
Experience Oct 2006 – PRESENT Overtime Records, LLC – Founder Washington, DC (Full Time) Manager – all business activities, including but not limited to: Nov 2001 – Oct 2006 Booking, tour management, web design, marketing, promotions & publishing (Part Time) Singer/Songwriter, Performing Musician Solo acoustic – local/regional/national With 4-5 piece band – local/regional Session vocalist Executive and Co-Producer – “EP” (2001), “Proof” (2005), “Keep Talking” (2009) Event Producer – “Modern Underground,” monthly showcase of top acoustic acts 2007 – PRESENT Guitar Teacher – Private, Semi-Private, Group and Camps DC, MD & VA Currently carrying 6 students (ages 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, & 45) Jan 2009 – Apr 2009 HB Woodlawn Program Arlington, VA Artist-in-Residence, Creative Writing Instructor (Grades 9-12) Lecture and performance series emphasizing lyrics and song structure Sept 2000 – Oct 2006 Arnold & Porter, LLP Washington, DC Legal Assistant – Antitrust Division Sept 1999 – Sept 2000 IBM Sterling Forest, NY Financial Analyst Awards 2009 Best Local Artist – “The Hill is Home” May 2009 Artist of the Month – On Tap Magazine Washington Area Music Awards Nominee: 2009 Best Pop-Rock Vocalist and Album (“Keep Talking”) 2006 Best Contemporary Folk Vocalist 2005 Best New Artist, Best Contemporary Folk Vocalist and Album (“Proof”) Education 1995-1999 The College of William & Mary Williamsburg, VA Bachelor of Arts in Finance (Cum Laude) Academic All American (tennis) Classical Guitar (one course) 2006 Catholic University Washington, DC Private Study – Piano Interests: Writing, Teaching, Reading, Documentary films, Tennis
Most Influential Musicians/Bands: Bach, Drorak, Tchaikovsky, Satie, Debussy, Jaegerhuber, Racine, Vangelis, Enya, etc…
Favorite Movie(s): Facing the giant, Driving Ms. Dasey, Matrix, Avatar
Places Traveled: Touring United states, Haiti, Dominican Republic etc…
How would your friends describe you? Patient, family oriented, philosopher, motivator, musician, etc…
Hobbies: Cooking, camping, swimming, concerts etc…
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