The Music Place, San Jose California, Where Learning Is Fun!

THE place for wholesome MUSIC and DANCE education for children of all ages in San Jose, Sunnyvale and around the South Bay.

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Laural P.

Laural P.

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About Laural

Laural has loved singing and playing piano since she was 8 years old. Growing up in a very musical family, she was inspired from an early age to use her talents in church, convalescent homes, weddings, and ensembles. Laural has a beautiful voice and performed in various choral groups and musical productions in both high school and college. She majored in Music at Fresno Pacific University until her senior year and graduated with a B.A. in humanities with a music emphasis, studying Italian and German arias. As a teacher, she still deeply appreciates the complexity of the classics, but also loves Broadway and contemporary Christian music. Laural has taught private lessons since 1993, and encourages all her students to look for opportunities to share their gifts with others. Laural and her husband Doug have 2 grown children, and spending time with them always brings laughter and joy to their hearts. Other favorite pastimes include hiking, going to the beach, and finding new walking paths with friends. Recently, she took up ukulele and is happy to teach beginning ukulele.

Teaching Style

Laural is very thorough and cheerful in her approach to kids she's an excellent musician and is very encouraging and thoughtful in the way that she approaches kids.


  • Piano
  • Voice
  • Ukulele


  • Koch Ln
  • Cottle/Santa Teresa home studio
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Actual Customer Testimonials:

"We have recommended to many of our friends. We love the place. It has totally helped our daughter to not only know the notes but to truly have fun with them! We love the teacher(s) and wish them all the very best. - " -- Happy parents

"Our daughter, Melissa, loves her music class, and she looks forward to the recitals. She's made friends and become more confident. We'd recommend the Music Place to anyone. -- Melissa's parents, Kathy & Matt, Los Gatos" .

I tell everyone who will listen about the amazing introduction to music that our daughter is getting with the Music Place. People are always amazed when a 3-year old explains that she played an oboe last week and is going to play a piccolo next week! Most importantly, our daughter can't wait for music class & asks to go every day. -- The Pace Family