New Teacher Spotlight

Laura “Aho” Parsons Swartz – Creative Movement
Certified QiGong-TaiChi Instructor with an MFA in Theater

Ms. Laura comes to Springer Music Studio, bringing 34 years of professional Theatre Artist Experience. She has served as a Choreographer, Director, Performer and Teacher in Theatre, Children’s Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Outdoor Historical Drama and Educational Theatre settings in NYC, Ohio, Kentucky, North Carolina, New Mexico, Florida, and Tours all along the East Coast.

Ms. Laura has also served as a Christian Educator, using her skills to develop Liturgical Drama, Dance, Puppetry and Clown Ministries. Miss Laura is currently singing with her Trinity Wellsprings Church choir, with the Riverside Chorale and beginning her seventh year of teaching QiGong-TaiChi at Wickham Park Senior Center, City of Satellite Beach, and Zon Beachside Assisted Living. Laura met Ms. Kristin when they were fellow cast members in Sister Act at the Henegar Center, so she is excited to finally get to work together again, here at Springer Music Studio.

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A love of music opens many doors. I was called to the creative life due to my father’s love of rock music –shared we me via concerts and an immense record collection– and my mother’s love of Mozart. As a child of Long Island, I sang in choir, studied piano and guitar formally, then moved to Manhattan as a teenager where I performed in notable bands (details upon request). Diverse influences include jazz, folk and blues which segued into 60’s and 70’s rock and later to genres including Classic Country, Bluegrass and Singer-Songwriter music.

I’ve led a professional bicoastal music and arts career ranging from N.Y. to L.A. Here in “fun in the sun” Florida I’ve recorded and gigged in Bee & Boo (served as a Citizen Scholar and Assistant Music Teacher through Eastern Florida State College); Blues de’Ville; the Space Coast Harley-Davidson house band; Bee and the Hive (played folk festivals); the Island Mountain Band; and (as harmony vocalist) 70’s 80’s 90’s high-energy rock Burning Daylight. More recently, I founded and continue to run the Facebook group Jam Melbourne Beach. When not focused on music, I practice graphic design and network for friends on social media. 

I’ve been teaching guitar for the past decade. I look forward to representing the Springer Music Studio as your guitar specialist. I love to teach teens and adults — whether beginners, intermediates or at any other point on guitar. You’ll be expressing yourself confidently and performing with greater ease than you ever imagined. We’ll soon be jamming with chords and riffs to your favorite tunes as you seamlessly form a well-rounded foundation for building musicianship over the long-term. Let’s schedule a trial lesson at your home or mine — you’ll be rocking out in no time.


For over 30 years, I have taken great pleasure in supporting life-long musicianship for students ages 5 and up. During my lifetime of playing the piano and organ, my strong classical roots have included guild assessments and a career in church music but I also love jazz, showtunes and popular music. Presently, I am an active member of the Music Teachers’ National Association.

I began piano during a summer break for extra fun and found that piano studies were a great way to meet people! I love music by J.S. Bach, Frédéric Chopin, Chris Tomlin, Casting Crowns, Dave Grusin, and Carlos Santana.

My students learn performance pieces that will be sources of confidence for years to come – along with excellent technique on the scales and chords relevant to songwriting. I enjoy teaching a large variety of repertoire including Faber, Schaum, Bastien, and Alfred method books and I encourage my students to bring their favorite songs into lessons. I love when transfer students show their favorite songs to me and let me know their favorite aspects of a lesson. 

I look forward to meeting you and your family…and helping you to develop a musical practice that everyone enjoys.

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