Private Piano Lessons - All Levels   
Music Theory Lessons and Tutoring  
Vocal and Instrumental Accompanying

 
Music is a discipline, and a mistress of order and good manners, she makes the people milder and gentler, more moral and more reasonable.
--Martin Luther

Laura Wright, Piano


Music Studies
I have studied music for 36 years and been a music educator for 28 years. In 1998 I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Music with a Concentration in Piano Performance
from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri. Upon graduation, I also received the Outstanding Music Graduate Award. At SBU I studied with Dr. William Brown, a student of Mennahem Pressler (who has traced his teachers back to Ludwig van Beethoven!).  In 2001 I received my Master's Degree in Church Music with a Concentration in Collaborative Piano from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.  At SWBTS I studied piano with Dr. Robert Smith and accompanied under the direction of Dr. C. David Keith and Dr. Michael Cox.
Private Piano Instruction
I have taught private piano lessons for 28 years as an independent teacher and also in conjunction with  music schools, including
The Master's Touch School of Music and Performing Arts in Grapevine, Texas, School of the Arts at First Baptist Church of McKinney, Texas, and the Music Conservatory of Texas in Frisco, Texas.  In 2012 I established the Wright Music Studio in Rogers, Arkansas, offering private and group lessons in piano, voice, guitar, and strings. 

Collaborative Piano
I have accompanied vocalists, instrumentalists, large and small ensembles throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and Northwest Arkansas.  As a student, I was the accompanist for the Fort Worth Symphony Oratorio Chorus as well as for the SWBTS Men's Chorus.  I have also accompanied students at public schools and universities, including Dallas Baptist University and Texas Christian University.  In Northwest Arkansas I accompanied instrumental and vocal soloists and ensembles for Bentonville and Rogers Public Schools, as well Har-Ber High School in Springdale, Arkansas.

Public School Teacher
I taught public school in Mansfield and Frisco, Texas for eight years with two years at the high school level and six years at the middle school level.  During that time I was commended by the Mansfield ISD School Board for outstanding results at the UIL Choral Concert and Sightreading competition.  I also successfully implemented group piano class programs at two middle school campuses.