Laura Shepherd has been teaching drama and music classes and camps as well as Music Directing and Directing for Studio East since 2001, and is also the Studio’s Education Director. Working with young people in the performing arts brings her incredible joy! Most recently Laura Directed “Godspell” and “Monkey Magic” on the Studio Mainstage, and “Free to Be…You and Me” in the Homeschool Drama program. You may have seen her onstage in numerous StoryBook Theater productions 2001-2006, in the Studio’s Instructor Showcase or ‘Twas the Night… or at the KPC in Fiddler on the Roof. You can also hear Laura sing in the Seattle jazz choir, BlueStreet Jazz Voices, and with the Seattle Symphony Chorale. Laura is a Washington State certified teacher, and received her training and degrees in Music Education and Theatre from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music in Ohio, and her MA in Educational Theatre from NYU.
“What I liked most in this class was Laura. I really thought she did a good job teaching us how to sing and I liked how she made pretty much everything fun!”
“Laura was great, she always was excited about teaching and she gave great feedback to everyone.”
“I liked that all the kids got to work with Laura on one song that fitted with their voice range. It was great that all the kids got to give and receive feedback.”
“Laura was enthusiastic throughout and provided individual attention to the students.”
“Laura is a terrific teacher and has an exceptional way with the children – she seems to “get” each of their quirks and motivators. Her instruction/direction of their activities and interactions is also very good. It was as much about learning how to be in a group as “acting” for which I am grateful.”