Instruments: Ukulele, Beginning Guitar, Mandolin & Dulcimer. Laura also teaches Theory, College Prep Theory, & Basic Song Writing
Experience / Training: Laura Groves retired from Western School Corporation where she taught elementary music for 36 years. She received a BA and MA in music education from Ball State University. She has creatively and humorously taught music for a variety of ages and settings. Currently she leads praise and worship for her church and for Women's Aglow International. She plays many instruments with her focus being on guitar, ukulele, and music theory.
"Tweet", one of Laura's children's musicals, was published in 2012 by Alfred Music and has been performed nationally and internationally.
Why I teach music: "Learning to play an instrument is an investment in one's future! I have seen so many children better themselves through their involvement in music. Many have discovered their hidden potential and a fresh self-confidence and purpose surfaces. As an educator, this is one of the most meaningful rewards of teaching! Everyone deserves an opportunity to learn music and Rhum Academy makes that opportunity happen!