Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance Master of Music in Flute Performance Master of Music in Music Theory Master of Business Administration
Arizona State University Music Merit Scholarship
Cincinnati College-Conservatory Music Merit Scholarship
Northwestern University Music Theory Merit Scholarship
Laura is an experienced flautist and educator in the Fountain Hills area. She also teaches in areas of Phoenix and Scottsdale. She has maintainted an active performance and teaching schedule while at the same time being a member of notable musical organizations in the community. Some of her teachers and mentors include Eric Hoover (San Antonio Symphony), Walfrid Kujala (Chicago Symphony Flute and Piccolo), Kyril Magg (Cincinnati Symphony Associate Principal), Jack Wellbaum (Cincinnati Symphony Piccolo), and Alexander Murray (Royal Opera, London Symphony Orchestra). Laura has studied at Arizona State University, Northwestern University, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, University of Maryland, and University of Illinois.
Principal Flutist in Arizona Pro Arte Ensemle, Scottsdale Musical Theatre Company. Avira Flute duo. Former flutist at Scottsdale Arts Orchestra. Past president and Board of Directors of Scottsdale Musical Arts, Author for Phoenix Flute Examiner, Board Member for Scottsdale Neighborhood Arts Place, Acting Executive Director of Arizona Pro Arte Ensemble.
I teach the basics of flute playing including how to produce a beautiful tone, how to play with good posture, how to play rhythms and articulations properly, how to sight read and how to play standard flute repertoire. Beyond this though, I believe students who have a firm grasp of how music theory, music history and musical style combine can play with greater musical understanding and expression. This kind of musical training also increases students’ capacity to enjoy music as listeners because they have expanded musical understanding.
After working closely with my students, we invariably develop a special bond of trust and respect. My flute teachers throughout the years have greatly influenced my personal development, so I approach the mentorship of my students with the kind of care that will help them grow throughout many aspects of their lives.