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Lauren Poluha: Piano

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Name: Lauren Poluha

Instruments taught: Piano

Rate: $25 per ½ hour, $45 per hour

Ages taught: 5 and up 
                   *For students age 4, a trial lesson is recommended to assess readiness

Teaching since: 2009

Teaching at Bill’s since: 2017

Experience playing music: "I've been playing the piano since I was 4 years old, and in the past 12 years have studied and performed music from Indonesia, Ghana, India, and Belize."

Genres of music taught: Classical

Music Education:

  • B.M. Music Theory, University of Michigan
  • M.A. Ethnomusicology, UCLA
  • Ph.D. Ethnomusicology, UCLA

Personal Teaching Philosophy: My teaching style is friendly, incorporates multiple approaches to learning (visual, aural, kinesthetic) and is tailored to each students' learning styles and musical tastes. My students learn how to read music & play by ear, understand rhythm & melody, and cultivate a sense of artistry in their playing. In lessons, I create an atmosphere that is fun and lighthearted, and at the same time, I expect my students to challenge themselves both during lessons and home practice. 

I believe that one way or another, everyone has the potential to express themselves musically, and that music makes us better humans & the world a better place!