Laura Piras's Teacher Profile Page
Discover Laura Piras's teaching style and pedagogy:
Laura specialises in the performance of 17th, 18th & 19th century works on historical flutes. She has performed with The Hanover Band, the London Handel Orchestra, Southern Sinfonia, Arcangelo, Meridian Sinfonia, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, La Nuova Musica, Armonico Consort, The Parley of Instruments, Little Baroque Company, Musicians of London, and the Pythagoras Ensemble, for who she is Historical Performance Curator, in venues such as Buckingham Palace, the Southbank, St John’s, Smith Square, Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall, and abroad.
Laura received a MA in Historical Performance from the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied baroque and classical flutes with Lisa Beznosiuk and Rachel Brown, supported by the Winifred Disney Award. She won the prestigious Nancy Nuttall Early Music Prize and graduated with Distinction. Before specialising in historical performance Laura read music at the University of East Anglia, receiving a BA (Hons) and a MMus in Performance Studies. She was awarded four major scholarships for performance studies, which enabled her to receive modern and baroque flute lessons from William Sleath.
MA in Historical Performance - Royal Academy of Music - Distinction
MMus in Flute Performance - University of East Anglia
BA (Hons) Music - University of East Anglia
Reasons to study with me:
I prepare students for ABRSM graded exams, university, A-Level and GCSE performance exams, concerts and competitions. I have experience of assisting students in their preparations for school music scholarship auditions, with recent success for a students who have passed the required ABRSM Grade 5 with distinction in year 6, and won 11+ music scholarships to Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls, Belmont School, Kingsdale School, and North Bridge House School.
I also teach several students, especially adult learners, who just want to learn for their own enjoyment.
I’m currently flute and music theory teacher at Graveney School in London. My teaching experience includes private tuition, work for schools projects, a post as modern and baroque flute teacher for the University of East Anglia (2007-11), and work coaching and performing in education projects for The Hanover Band and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.