Laura Richling has a dual career as both a professional musician and a fitness professional.
Ms. Richling is avidly interested in the connection between music and movement as it relates to health of mind and body. With a background in dance and over 20 years’ experience in the fitness industry, she holds a 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.
She holds B.M and M.M degrees in piano performance and musicology and maintains an active schedule as 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, and serves as pianist/organist at St. Thomas More Catholic Chapel at Yale University.
In her musical pursuits, she strives to develop a healthy, tension-free approach 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 fun.
TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS:
- Certification from American Council on Exercise