Laura Richling is primarily a professional musician, but also a movement and fitness professional.
She holds B.M and M.M degrees in piano performance and musicology from Baylor University. She is in demand as a teacher, performer, accompanist, and adjudicator, both as faculty at Neighborhood Music School in New Haven and as a freelance artist. She is a founding member of the piano quartet, sFOURzando, which performs piano music for 4, 6, and 8 hands. She is pianist/organist at St. Thomas More Catholic Chapel at Yale University.
Ms. Richling is avidly interested in the connection between music and movement as it relates to health of mind and body. She integrates her musician’s art with her passion for instructing vibrant movement. With a background in dance and over 20 years’ experience in the fitness industry, she holds certification with the American Council on Exercise, and has trained and taught in numerous formats. She is a Teacher Affiliate with the Dance for PD® program and administrator of NMS’s Dancing with Parkinson’s program.
In her musical pursuits, she strives to develop healthy and well-rounded musicianship to allow successful, enjoyable music-making for a lifetime. In her fitness/dance pursuits, she is dedicated to helping people discover the thrill of good health through movement that is safe, effective, creative, and joyful.