LJDstudios Your Body is Your Instrument Denver & Highlands Ranch, CO
"Laura was a terrific coach. She was clear and precise in her teaching. I was astounded at the progress I made in a little over a year." - Pat, voice student
Mission - Transform hearts, minds, voices Learning to sing is more than just about music. It's about learning to live in your body and confidently express yourself. Think of your body as the instrument and your voice as the vehicle. What you have to say is valuable, and this body/voice of yours is your tool for communication. When you live in your body and find your authentic voice, you will be an inspiring force in the world. "Laura has a remarkable talent for communicating vocal techniques and concepts with inventive and vivid visualizations that helped me understand the relationship between my body, my voice, and the sound I produce." - Michael, voice student
Laura Davis - M.M. Voice Pedagogy The belief that every CAN and SHOULD sing undergirds Laura's entire teaching philosophy. From birth until death, the voice is one of our primary vehicles for expression. With this in mind, Laura has taught hundreds of students, from ages 5 to 85, of varying experience and musical preference.
Laura has a gift for taking voice science and making it both an understandable and felt experience for the singer. Her tool box is large. At times she will directly communicate about the physiology of singing. At other times she'll use imagery, sensation, or even yoga poses to help singers feel and understand their own instrument. It is her belief that when a singer finds grounding in the physical instrument, it gives way to more accurate and confident communication elsewhere in life.
Laura holds a Master of Music degree in Voice Pedagogy and Performance from the Catholic University of America and a Bachelor of Music degree in Sacred Music (voice primary) from Westminster Choir College. She is also a designated E-RYT 500 yoga teacher, one of the highest certifications in the field. After spending 10 years in New Jersey and Maryland directing choirs, performing, and teaching voice and piano privately, Laura decided to return to her home state of Colorado and dedicate herself to teaching full time. She maintains private studios in both Denver and Highlands Ranch and teaches public yoga classes throughout the Denver metro area.
"Laura was very knowledgeable, personal, and supportive. After several months, my daughter made very impressive progress in her voice range and presentation. I really appreciate Laura being such a wonderful teacher." - Lisa, parent
"Laura is a true professional and educator and a respected colleague. She has a thorough working knowledge of the voice and creative ways to teach anyone at any level and from various backgrounds." - Diana, voice teacher