Are Music Lessons FUN???
Absolutely! Dr. Laura believes that music should always be fun and rewarding!
Where does Dr. Broughton teach?
Her studio is located in a comfortable and attractive setting in
Hattiesburg, MS, convenient to Lamar, Forrest, Marion, and Jones
What ages does she teach?
All ages, from 4 years to senior adults.
What is the enrollment period for lessons?
The school year, from August until the end of May. Summer lessons are
scheduled from the end of May through June.
Are piano and voice lessons beneficial to me/my child?
Yes! See the link "Why study Music?" for the links to videos and studies which
address this question.
Are piano or voice lessons expensive?
Like anything else with so much potential for benefits, music lessons are an investment. A number of Dr. Broughton's students have received considerable college scholarships based on their piano or vocal achievements. Some adult students have realized an ambition which they didn't have
opportunity to pursue when they were younger. The poise and self-
confidence which are a natural result of music study last a lifetime. Unlike
most extracurricular activities, the ability to play and enjoy music is
something which is lifelong.
Do I have to own a piano to take piano lessons?
Yes, or at least you need access to a piano to practice every day! Practice
is absolutely essential to making steady progress and to learning to read
music. You will find that your lesson time is fun and invaluable, but the
amount of practice you invest in your lessons will pay huge dividends in
your piano skills. Ask Dr. Broughton before purchasing a used piano, as
she can advise you on whether or not you will be making a wise purchase.
How can I get in touch with Dr. Broughton to find out more, and can I meet
her in person before committing to piano or voice lessons?
Respond to the "Contact Me Now!" button on this page or elsewhere on
this website. Your email will be promptly answered with either a phone
call, text message. or email and you can ask Dr. Laura any specific questions about her policies and tuition. This initial telephone contact usually
takes about 15 or 20 minutes, so she will set up a mutually convenient
time to talk with you. After the phone call, if you and Dr. Broughton
believe you will be a good musical "fit," a personal interview
will be arranged in her studio.
What about voice lessons? Is there any prerequisite for taking voice lessons?
In addition to a Bachelor's Degree with a double concentration in piano and voice, Dr. Broughton has degrees in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy and
enjoys teaching voice students. A minimum of two years of music study
in piano or another instrument and the ability to read music are
prerequisite for voice lessons.
Piano and singing lessons for all ages located in Hattiesburg, MS. Conveniently located for residents of Hattiesburg, Columbia, Forrest County, Lamar County, Jones County, Laurel, Purvis, and south Mississippi. Also worldwide via the internet.