and raised in the Southwest, Laurie Robinson is a
graduate Cum Laude of the University of Arizona in
piano and composition where she was a student of
renowned American neo-classical composer, Robert
Muszinsky and noted pedagogue and Liszt scholar,
During her last 18 years as a private instructor,
Laurie has educated hundreds of children and adults,
becoming involved in the musical development of
numerous families. Laurie's teaching philosophy
recognizes the student's necessity to gain a level
of accomplishment very early on, and adapts to the
natural abilities that each student brings.
Understanding that in both children and adults, all
students can innately play some music by ear,
understand the geography of the instrument, harmony
and a simple reading of the musical language.
Demystifying this musical process is the basis
for her developing a unique and extremely effective
piano method upon which her students thrive.
In addition to providing a modified comprehensive
piano method or a very traditional European
classical education, Laurie also coaches aspiring
songwriters to achieve their goals at the piano and
in lyric writing, as well as theory and harmony for
Besides being an educator, she is also an
accomplished composer, songwriter and vocalist.
Her compositions have been performed by renowned
ensembles such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Orchestra, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Hollywood Bowl
Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra and the
National Symphony Orchestra.
As a vocalist Laurie Robinson has performed as a
featured artist at the Hollywood Bowl in 2005, 2006
as well as at the Kennedy Center For Performing Arts
in Washington D.C. in June 2007 with the National
She has worked also for the film and television
industry, with music composed for ABC and Fox
networks and has recorded or conducted on nearly
every major scoring stage in Los Angeles.