Laura Kafka-Price

Style: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre


Title: Independent Studio Teacher | Instructor of French at The Peabody Conservatory

Bio: A native of California, Dr. Laura Kafka-Price is a teacher of voice, performing artist, musicologist, and linguist. She holds the PhD from the University of Maryland at College Park where she concurrently participated in the Opera Studio Program under the direction of Leon Major. She holds vocal performance degrees from U of Alaska and Methodist U in NC and a degree in French, also from Methodist U. She holds an active Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate in K-12 Music in the state of Maryland and she is a graduate of the New Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute of the Shenandoah Conservatory Level I Certification as well as the LoVetri Method of Crossover Voice Instruction (Level 1). She is a leading authority on the music of Polish post-romantic composer, Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937). She has articles and reviews among her publications, recordings, and numerous concert and recital engagements (Weill Recital Hall, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, DC), among others. She is the founder and director of The Children's Rhymes Project (CRP), a multifaceted Polish music project for singers centered around the song cycle Rymy dziecięce (Children's Rhymes), op. 49 nos. 1-20 composed 1922-23 by Karol Szymanowski to the poetry of Kazimiera Illakowiczowna that also includes an international children's illustration contest for children in grades 2-8 (ages 7-14). Her forthcoming (2021) recording of the op. 49 songs with Dr. Tomasz Robak, piano, features the songs sung in Polish and in her English score translation (with Maksymilian Krzak, Celia Larkin, Eileen Cornett, JoAnn Kulesza, et al). In addition to Kafka-Price's recording of the songs in Polish and English, the project includes a guide to learning the songs in Polish with IPA, a word-by-word translation, verbal exercises in Polish, intoning of the songs in rhythm, the piano accompaniment, and a score of the songs featuring Kafka-Price's English score translation. Forthcoming in 2022. Please visit to view an example of her work for singers. Kafka-Price's students participate in Maryland State Music Teachers Association (MSMTA), All-State, and NATS competitions and events among others. Her students have appeared on Broadway, in Broadway national tours, in film and on television; some just like to sing for pleasure. Dr. Kafka-Price, a lyric soprano, has taught music at many levels of instruction from Kindergarten to college. She has taught Basics of Singing 1, 2, and 3 at The Peabody Preparatory of The Johns Hopkins University, voice minors and non-majors at Georgetown University and at The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University. She currently teaches French at the Peabody Conservatory, and she teaches voice privately in her home studio in Greenbelt, Md and on-line. She maintains an active singing career consistent with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Voice Type: Soprano

Music Styles Taught: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre

Availability: I am available as a performer; I have a wait-list for private lessons; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I offer lessons in a group environment

Contact Information


7822 Emilys Way
Greenbelt, MD
USA 20770-2460

TEL: 301-221-8253
MOBILE: 301-221-8253


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