A natural musician from a young age, Laura McMillan started her piano career under the tutelage of well-known Marylhurst University piano teacher Sister Emerentia Berndorfner. She opened her piano studio, Perhaps Piano, at the age of 15 and has taught piano ever since.
When it came time for college, McMillan naturally focused on the piano. She attended the University of Illinios at Champaign/Urbana where she studied with nationally known teacher, Beethoven expert, and performer Dr. Kenneth Drake.
Laura graduated with professional performance degree with a pedagogy and composition concentration.
Since then, she has performed professionally while carving a reputation as one of the Portland-area’s top teachers. She has won Music Teacher’s competitions and received numerous superior ratings from the National Federation of Music. Her students have received fifteen full-ride scholarships to music schools, including one student accepted into the renowned San Francisco Conservatory and another, The New England Conservatory.
Now, McMillan is putting the focus back on her performing/composing career with stellar results. Listen to “Without Words” and "Linger Longer' and you’ll understand why it has taken up permanent residence in so many local and international CD players.
To watch Laura McMillan perform, go to YouTube channel lauramcmillanpiano.