Laurel Music Studio is Closing.

Closing August 30, 2017. Please check back to learn where our instructors will be teaching after that!

In 2005, I moved up to the Twin Cities and started teaching out of my home on Ottawa Avenue. When my husband and I decided to move down to Apple Valley (and later, Stillwater), I couldn't stand the thought of losing those students, who had become so dear to me. I arranged to open a business location in the are a, and so Laurel Music Studio came into being. What an education it has been for ME, an educator; what a wonderful opportunity to meet all of you, and so many others - both instructors and students. I love this community, this neighborhood, and have been so grateful to be a part of it.

But, the time has come for me to move on. Other responsibilities and opportunities are beckoning to me, and as I try to encourage my students to grow in their musical ability and understanding, it is time for me to grow in the career part of my life. I am applying for a graduate program at the University of Minnesota, in Early Childhood Education, which upon completion, would allow me to teach Pre-K through 3rd grade in the state elementary schools. I am extremely excited to embark upon this venture, and use the enthusiasm I've developed for teaching in a slightly different way. I am anticipating that the program will require a bigger part of my time and energy than I would currently be able to give it, given my responsibilities and teaching hours at the Studio during the school year.

So it is with many, many mixed feelings that I must report to you that on August 30, 2017* Laurel Music Studio will be closing. Here are some important items of note: