I have been taking lessons from Ms. Grant since I moved to the area, and she has really helped me progress as a clarinet player. She is always supportive and pushes me to be the best that I can be; under her instruction, I've become first chair in my high school, made it into both the all-district and all-Virginia band, and completed the ABRSM grade 8 exam. Even though she teaches a range of ages, I feel that Ms. Grant understands how each student learns and best tailors her lessons accordingly. The studio is spacious and quiet, and it is always stocked full with all the resources a clarinet player needs. The vast music library means I continually have something new to learn and play, and Ms. Grant chooses the music she knows will suit me both musically and technically. I would thoroughly recommend Ms. Grant as a clarinet teacher!
-Charlie, high school student, Vienna VA
Mrs. Grant always seems to understand a student's particular needs and is able to identify and focus on an area of technique or musical expression that requires special attention. Rather than using a one-size-fits all approach to teaching, she is willing to experiment with different techniques until finding one that works best for the student. As an adult student, I always feel she takes me as seriously as any of her young students. She has a gentle way of guiding students through the roughest transitions in clarinet study and working patiently to overcome the usual obstacles that could otherwise discourage further study. The studio is lovely and professional with no distractions during lesson time.
-Angela, adult student, Herndon VA
Laura Grant is a gifted and dedicated music teacher. I feel fortunate that my daughter has been able to work with Ms. Grant for the past seven years. Hannah always feels affirmed by Ms. Grant, but she also feels challenged to constantly improve. She gets specific points of criticism in each lesson, and it is clear that Ms. Grant takes her position as a teacher seriously. For Hannah, Laura Grant has been not just a teacher but also a role model and mentor in the world of music.
-Margaret, parent of student, Falls Church VA
Laura Grant is an exceptional clarinet teacher. Every time my daughter comes out of her lesson she is smiling and happy...and I mean every time (and she is a teenager)! She has fun and enjoys her lessons tremendously! Laura is extremely knowledgeable, patient, honest, professional, organized and wise beyond her years. What makes Laura really special is her interest and caring about each individual student. She understands my daughter's personality and learning style and then she teaches her in a way that compliments those traits. Laura is very positive, calm, supportive and very open and accessible to questions from both students and parents. My daughter has made tremendous progress with Laura Grant's teaching and I know she will continue to excel. I am so very grateful that my daughter is able to study with Laura Grant, an amazing clarinet teacher of the finest caliber!
-Deb, parent of student, Fairfax VA