Music has been a part of Laura’s life since she first picked up a violin aged 3. Inspired by the commitment and passion of both her and Nicky’s first teacher, Brenda Smith, she has dedicated herself to the education of the next generation of musicians and is delighted to be a part of the Benedetti Foundation team.
As Education Director, Laura will manage the education activity of the Foundation, including the full scale Benedetti Sessions, singular events and day sessions throughout the year and across the world and Nicky’s wider educational advocacy work. She will work closely with Nicky on the education work the Foundation undertakes and will be the primary point of contact for education enquiries. She is always pleased to speak with anyone who wishes to get in touch.
After studying music at university and a postgraduate diploma in performance at the RNCM, Laura’s career began in the primary classroom where, as a class teacher, she witnessed first hand the variable role music has both within a school’s curriculum and in the instrumental lesson.
As an instrumental teacher, Laura has taught privately and in schools in Lincolnshire for the past 10 years and shortly after leaving the primary classroom, 7 years ago, founded a strings training programme, the Oasby Music Group, to provide the opportunity for young string players to play chamber music together from the moment they begin to learn to play. She has been running large scale workshops for many years and regularly works with the National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain.