Student Reviews

"Excellent teacher and perfect for all levels"
  • H. O'Connell, Oakland, CA
  • Laura is one of the best teacher I have had. She individualizes her teaching according my ability and learning curve. Always positive and encouraging, she gives me confidence in learning and mastering the skill. At the same time she points out areas that I need practice and improvement. Each week I feel I have achieved something and made progress. She has many tools to promote learning.

         She makes learning piano a fun experience. She is the best!


"Love my lessons!"
  • L.Bennett, Lafayette, CA
  • I was really hesitant to begin piano but now that I have, I can't imagine a week without lessons. Studying piano has brought sooooooooooooooo much richness into my life and Laura is the best person to guide and inform me. Thanks Laura! You are serious and hilarious at the same time. I don't think I could grasp some of these concepts without your assistance and support. Bring it on!

"Great piano instruction at your convenience" 

S.Schoenfield, Lafayette, CA   

Laura Ponti provides engaged and passionate piano instruction to students of varying ages. She travels from student to student to give lessons in a convenient location -- the student's home. Not only does this save travel time for the student, but the student also has the luxury of playing on his or her practice piano. Her already affordable price even includes gas money. Regardless of her convenience, however, Laura provides supportive, constructive criticism to my playing and always provides contextual background to the piece that helps me greater understand its meaning and how it is to be played. She very clearly explains techniques and methods to improve my playing. She is NOT one of those teachers who yells at kids and scares them into playing well. She inspires me to practice and I recommend her to anyone interested in furthering his or her piano playing skills.