Piano and Flute
Pacific Union College - Bachelors in English and Music
Westminster Choir College - Graduate Degree in Vocal Pedagogy
Laurie is a recent transplant to Virginia, moving here from Austin, Texas. Her childhood curiosity of language led her to study both English and vocal music at the undergraduate level. She received a Bachelor’s in English and Music from Pacific Union College in California. Her graduate work was done in Vocal Pedagogy at Westminster Choir College in Princeton.
Her teaching career has spanned the gamut of English, ESL, choir, and drama at the K-12 and community college levels. She has conducted and sung and eaten her way around the world and is always looking for reasons to use her passport.
Laurie's main teaching philosophy for any subject is that learning is a joyful process. To facilitate that belief, her teaching style is eclectic, humorous, and individualized. She believes in teaching each student in the best manner suited to them. She adapts each session to fit with the student's goals and learning styles.