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Anne-Laure is a French pianist, singer, songwriter and piano and voice teacher. After graduating from the National Conservatories of Bordeaux and Versailles with classical studies in piano and lyrical singing, she studied Amplified Music as a singer, songwriter and arranger and graduating at the Atla Amplified Music School and Arpej Jazz School in Paris. She also obtained an MIMA diploma (professional musician in amplified music styles as a singer) and FIPMA diploma (pedagogy in amplified music styles).

As a pianist, Anne-Laure has performed in various contexts including recitals, chamber music performances, accompanist for singers and choirs, and in theatrical plays. As a singer, Anne-Laure has been a member of different lyrical companies, sung as a soloist in prestigious churches in Paris, and was part of the creation of the Opera de quatโ€™filles show, a humoristic lyrical cabaret that toured in France. She also sung and played in the pop rock group Fox Cubs, sung in the Arpejazz Big Band and performed as a jazz lead singer.

Anne-Laure has taught classical piano for 25 years, and she seeks to create a positive, harmonious and joyful space for her students, so they will best be able to develop their own musical personality and qualities, while acquiring a precise and confident technique and musicality.

With her varied musical background, Anne-Laure teaches an open approach to music, navigating between styles to create an understandable language for students. She encourages her students to be curious, open minded and self-confident as musicians and human beings while increasing their capacity to express themselves through their instrument.

Anne-Laure teaches and performs in many different styles, as seen in the following video:

Q&A with Anne-Laure

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜†?
Iโ€™m French, was born in a small city next to Bordeaux, but spent more than the half of my life in Paris. Iโ€™m a pianist, a singer, and play a little bit of Eb saxophone.

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜€๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐˜†?
For my classical studies in piano and singing, I went to the National Conservatories of Bordeaux, then Versailles (right next to the famous Louis XIV castle), then in the 8th district conservatory of Paris.
I also went to the Atla amplified music school where I studied pop, vocal jazz, arrangement, the Arpej school where I deepened my vocal jazz knowlegde and was the lead singer in the big band, and finally the Aubervilliers National Conservatory where I trained in vocal rock and arrangement.

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ด๐—ผ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ?

My parents bought a piano for my big brother. He didnโ€™t like it and didnโ€™t want to learn how to play…but I did!!!

๐—œ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ปโ€™๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด?
Iโ€™m passionate about languages and ethnomusicology, so I guess thatโ€™s what I would have studied. But hey, with singing opera, pop and folk songs, I found out that those contain practically everything! So I don’t have to question it too much, though in my next life I plan to study quantum physics.

๐—ช๐—ต๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ป๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ?
I kind of won the lottery the day I chose to realize my old dream to travel to see the Taรฏga and if I got lucky, the aurora borealis. I randomly picked a place in Western Finnish Lapland, and there I felt at home. I totally fell in love with the country and…a man. All of that was totally unexpected and it felt like being in a movie! This trip totally changed my life.

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป/๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฟ?
Mozart is definitely on the top of the list.Right behind is Chick Corea. (And the list is so long that it couldnโ€™t fit here ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ?
After a concert where I played classical piano, an old man came to thank me, tears in his eyes. I was totally shocked. This day, this man made me realize the power of Music, and that thanking or encouraging someone can make a difference in someoneโ€™s life.

๐——๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜/๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜-๐˜€๐—ผ-๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜ (๐˜‚๐—ป๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น) ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€?
I know how to whistle veeeery loud!

๐——๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—น๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ?
I love teddy bear chocolate-marshmallow candies

๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฎ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ?
Coffee!

๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜€?
Doggiiiiiies first, but caaaats tooo!

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜?
Obviously it is Finland so farย !! ๐Ÿ˜‰

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป?
In Finland, I love winter and spring. In France, definitely spring and summer.

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ?
Miraculous dishes from my mom!

๐——๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€?
Walking in Nature, but mostly, my main hobby and my work are the sameย : music.

Anne-Laure teaches piano and voice in English and French at the International School of Music Finland. If you’re interested in setting up a trial lesson with Anne-Laure, please contact us.