Private Lessons: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Ac. Guitar, El. Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo, Mtn. Dulcimer, Theory, Composition
Group Classes: Youth Chamber Strings, Adult Chamber Strings
Styles: Classical, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Pop, American, Modern Music
Teaching Location/s: Kalamazoo & Northville
Schedule: Mon-Tue; Kalamazoo, Wed-Fri; Northville
Bio: Laurie has been teaching since 1980, and is a multi-versatile performance artist. Cellist, Singer/Songwriter guitarist, and composition are her primary focus. Performance experience includes, Battle Creek Symphony; section cellist, National Women’s Music Festival; principal cellist, Octocelli; cellist, Red Willow Dream & Solo Artist; Singer/Songwriter; multi-instrumentalist, Presence of Three; cellist and guitarist.
Philosophy: Artistic expression is the oracle of the soul, and I endeavor to help assist my students to discover and foster that experience with their music, and in their lives.
Primary Teachers: Winifred Mayes; cello, Anthony Iannaccone; composition, Nina DeVeritch; cello, Ramon Zupko; composition
Education: Masters of Music, Performance & Composition; WMU, Bachelor of Music; Performance; EMU
Awards:String Area Music Scholarship; Western Michigan University, Music Alumni Friends Scholastic Award; Western Michigan University, Dillman Music Performance Scholarship Award; Eastern Michigan University, Campus Leader Scholarship
Organizations: Musician’s Committee Secretary; Battle Creek Symphony, Vice President; KAAF (Kalamazoo Amateur Athletic Federation), Cellist; Octocelli Cello Ensemble