Music is my life, whether teaching, composing, production consultant or artist liaison, I’ve been doing this a while and don’t see myself doing anything else.  After living on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe for 16 years I’m back in California, where I started my adventures in music and piano performance at CSUN.  I love teaching kids from 3 to 103, pre-school, elementary, intermediate through advanced.  A student performed in Carnegie Hall!  She’s only 8 years old and performed November 2015, June 2016 for their annual gala, and most recently in April 2017!

I’ve designed and implemented music classes, composed for film and have taught many individuals who have continued their music studies to the professional level, those that move on to other instruments, and most just love and appreciation music. All the new ways to learn, apps, digital workstations are so exciting!  It doesn’t matter if you’re the hobbyist or preparing for college entry, music is a part of everyday life, and I love teaching it!  Learn more about it!

Creative in the Scoring Arts for Film and Performing Musicians – Degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy – Assistant to other Creative People –  Music Educator… but mostly the constant student.

Program Director for the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra – LAYO  (2013-2014) http://www.losangelesyouthorchestra.org/layo

Bachelor of Arts, Music – Arts, Media & Communications from California State University, Northridge

Film Scoring Certification from Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program in Seattle, WA   http://www.pnwfilmmusic.com/

ASMAC – American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers   http://asmac.org/

IMDB – https://heylomusic.com/IMDbComposer

ASCAPAmerican Society of Composers Arrangers and Publishers   http://www.ascapfoundation.org/

For information about the studio and music education please call (925) 392-3155 or email – laura@heylomusic.com

Current openings for piano and theory instruction.

Academy of Scoring Arts – a Non-Profit Organization      http://academyofscoringarts.org

As  Performer Liaison, and Community Outreach volunteer, I am dedicated to providing structured, compassionate guidance to those who have chosen the path to become the best they can be in the music industry.  Cultivating a community of support, enthusiasm, and advancement in the performing, media and recording arts as well as advocating significance through building awareness within the entertainment community and societies worldwide.


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  1. I’m looking for a piano teacher for my 2 daughters. They have piano background already. How much is the tuition?

    • Please call 925-329-3155 or email laura @ heylomusic.com for more information on current rates and availability. I’m currently holding interviews for August-June 2017/2018.

    • I think I sent a typo 925 392-3155 is the local Brentwood area number.
      I like to talk to parents first, find out more of what you’re looking for in a teacher and learn more about my students. This weekend I’m in Santa Clara at a Professional Development Conference for the Music Teachers of California (MTAC). Thank you Prima and I hope to hear from you soon. 🙂

    • Please email or call so we can discuss the particulars. It varies depending on past experience and length of lessons. I like to interview first to find out their interest and where they’re at in music.

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