Laura Burgess

Violin, Viola Teacher

Laura Burgess

SAA Member

My Bachelor’s is in Performance from New England Conservatory and my Master’s of Music Education was granted by The Boston Conservatory. I have additional training from Hartt (Suzuki pedagogy), NEC (Kodaly), UMass Lowell (World Music, Ensemble techniques, Kodaly) and various universities (educational theory and child development).

I first explored Suzuki Method at the reccommendation of my graduate school mentors, Patricia McCarty and Magdalena Richter. I was immediately struck by the mindfulness and intelligence of the approach, which encompasses the entire person.

My approach is positive and encouraging, building on the student’s strengths and tailoring the pace to the student’s needs and facilitating parent coaching as the home teacher as appropriate to the family’s needs. My special strengths are helping students extend attention, improve their tone and build confidence.

I enjoy teaching students of all ages and levels on both violin and viola. In addition to studio teaching, I have experience teaching music in public school, conducting orchestras and teaching chamber music. When not teaching, I enjoy gardening, writing and hosting “Something About the Women”, the longest running women’s weekly radio show on WMFO 91.5FM.

I believe that the right match in teachers is as important as finding the right instrument, and offer trial lessons and referrals to potential students.

Hablo espanol/falo portugues