Lara started her own private piano studio in the Seattle, Washington area that consisted of students between the ages of five and eleven. She believes in a holistic musical education emphasizing a solid base in note reading, rhythm, technique, and good listening. Lara emphasizes fostering a lifelong appreciation for music, introducing elements of musical literacy early on in a child’s studies. She focuses on developing skills such as deliberate practice and overcoming stage fright through performance opportunities that are transferable to all areas of a student’s education.

Lara currently teaches at the Keys to Success studio in the New York area.