- Typical Gig: 60 - 300 minutes
- Fee: Contact for rates
- Languages: English
The passion I have for my music joined with my melodious material captures an immediate, emphatic response from the listener, sustaining interest throughout the duration of a performance. My Oldies & Classic Rock bring back allot of memories for many people. All of the wonderful Italian, French, Russian & Indian music in my repertoire stirs emotions.
My ambient background music, whether it is Classical, lovely tunes from Broadway and Film, Light Jazz or Contemporary Sounds, brings about a relaxed, peaceful, refreshed feeling for the listener.
Music for the Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions that I play create lasting memories for the bride and groom.
The words of my past and present clients perhaps best expresses what you will hear when you listen to the Sounds of Laura: "Beautiful," "Awesome," "Amazing," "Unique, "Elegant," "Romantic," "Flawless," and simply "Gorgeous."
There are many such testimonials on my website: www.soundsoflaura.com
Additional Booking Notes
PIANO: 88-key electronic portable piano, Yamaha P-60.
(No extra charges for bringing my own piano & sound system.)
AMPLIFICATION: Roland KC-40 watt with piano amplifier
(Music is projected into event space via amplifier.)
SET-UP-SPACE: 5 foot triangle
MICROPHONE: Available for client announcements, toasts, etc.
ELECTRICITY: Access to an electrical outlet required.
In addition to Laura's winning AWARDS fr. WeddingWire Network for 6 years in a row (2010-2015), she has also been named to the 2011, 2012, & 2013 WEDDING PROFESSIONAL HOT LIST from Momentville.
Her clients across the 59 towns & cities in Texas where she has performed have described her music as: BEAUTIFUL, AWESOME, WONDERFUL, FLAWLESS, GRAND, UNIQUE, ELEGANT, ROMANTIC, FUN, and simply GORGEOUS.
Laura can also offer a voice soloist with her accompaniment. Her husband, T.J. has a wonderful singing voice. Laura enjoys working with him for different events such as Children's Parties, Wedding Functions, etc.
Laura's versatile performance background started with the precision of a Kilgore Rangerette in 1962, (officer..one year later,) the fun of Six Flags Over Texas shows, followed by the discipline of the TCU Ballet Department. She has danced with both the Fort Worth Opera Association and San Antonio Opera. Other dance credits include appearances on the Southwestern Bell TV Show and performing artist for the Texas Historical Society.
After completing her BFA in Ballet-Theater and MFA in Speech-Drama from TCU, Laura has been a choreographer, professor, singer and pianist.
She began studying piano at the age of 9 in her hometown, Atlanta, Texas. She was classically trained. Her teacher, Mrs. W.O. Harden, insisted that she learn music from the Romantic, Classical, and Baroque Eras. Early knowledge of the impressionist, Debussy, and the 20th century greats such as Sibelius were familiar studies for this young student.
While attending TCU for advanced degrees, Laura continued to study classical music with Lilita McCorkle, prominent member of the music faculty.
Laura's musicianship reveals that she is equally at home with Minuets, Romantic Waltzes, Ragtime, Jazz, and Pop.
Laura combines technique with melody to create her own arrangements of many song styles...familiar and new alike. Technical ability, imagination and her special touch further enables Laura to embellish music spanning many genres.
Not just a pianist....a creative, unique artist describes SOUNDS OF LAURA. This talented piano stylist designs beautiful musical programs with her varied sounds available on her 88 key professional, Yamaha, electric piano. Music on "Strings," "Grand Piano," "Electric Piano," "Harpsichord," "Organ," & "Vibes," is customized to fit the style and genre of music played. Some pieces of music call for a combination of sounds. Such as Grand Piano in the foreground with Strings in the background.
In addition to her playing both Traditional & Non-Traditional Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions...both indoor & outdoor, Laura has a special category which includes Gothic Weddings. A broad repertoire of Classical & Contemporary music is available for this most dramatic theme.
Genres are very broad for this versatile pianist: In addition to the Classical & Contemporary repertoire, Laura is also accomplished with: Broadway/Film Hits, Folk, Country, Light Jazz, Classic Rock, New Age, Easy Listening, Religious, Gothic, Oldies, Alernative Rock, R&B, World Music, & Pop. Popular song styles & standards from the 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 2000 and today's present Contemporary are all within the experience of this multi-talented pianist.
With over 500 pieces of music, Laura can create whatever mood or theme you are wanting for your event.
Venues such as Restaurants, Coffee Houses, Retirement Communities, Museums, & Country Clubs are all within this talented piano stylist experience. And...Laura welcomes new venues!
Contact page through website: www.soundsoflaura.com
NOTE: Hidden link to music samples. Click on left eye of my picture on my Home Page of my website: www.soundsoflaura.com or the link to my music samples is: http://www.soundsoflaura.com/music-samples.html