Educational Coaching. Arts Integration. Songwriting.
How can you, your colleagues and your students creatively address challenges and tap into the collective wisdom that already exists within you and within your organization? Finally put words–and music–to those hopes, dreams or challenges that keep whispering in your ear?
Let us help.
Inspire Change. Connect. Create.
Laura, a life-long educator, experiences the world in music. She always has. Now, she's thrilled to combine her lifelong passion for music with over 20 years of training, research and experience in educational coaching to help others reach deeper levels of understanding of the curriculum and of their own, uniquely creative selves.
Engage teachers and students in creative, collaborative learning experiences. From designing standards-aligned content-area curriculum with the arts in mind to offering a songwriting workshop for students, we partner with you to develop trainings that support learning and connection...for both teachers and students.
"Laura, you are the coach I hope to be one day! You have a calm and thoughtful manner that makes everyone feel safe enough to be vulnerable, while you reassure us that we are capable of persevering through the challenging work to discover, learn, and grow as educators."
LAURA BRUDOS/Instructional Coach & Classroom Teacher
OREGON MIDDLE SCHOOL
"Laura is a gifted singer-songwriter and teaching artist. Whether leading adults or working with teens, she brings creative energy, a thoughtful calmness and joyful coaching approach that evolves into beautiful and original music. She has the ability to respectfully uplift important moments and memories of people’s lives into lasting lyrics and melodies that will be in your head for days. Her own music is just as emotive and powerful."
ALANNA MEDEARIS/Director of Education & Community Engagement
OVERTURE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
"I have known and worked with Laura for over 20 years; during this time, we have collaborated on teacher trainings, curriculum consulting and writing projects. Laura has a wealth of teaching and coaching experiences in diverse cross-cultural and international contexts; this, along with her intellectual curiosity and research training, allows her to bring a broader systems perspective and unique insights to all of her partnerships. But most importantly, she cultivates genuine relationships with her partners that last well beyond the conclusion of an individual project or contract. She remains a dear friend!"
DONNA OGLE/Professor Emeritus
NATIONAL LOUIS UNIVERSITY
Past-President, INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION