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Laura Beese

Music Teacher
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About Me!

My education:
University of Oklahoma: Bachelor's in Music Education
Colorado State University: Master's of Music with Kodály Emphasis
The San Francisco School & Arizona State University: Orff Levels Training

I am so happy to be back at Shepardson for my fifth year at this school and fourteenth year of teaching music. I believe music connects us to each other! I design my curriculum with this philosophy, providing as many opportunities as possible for students to collaborate through singing, playing, dancing, improvising, and creating.

My background: I have taught music in several states including Oklahoma (go Sooners!), Oregon, California, and Colorado. Instruments I play include piano, French horn, steel pans, guitar, and ukulele. When I began an online Master’s program at CSU, I spent summer sessions in Fort Collins and fell in love with the community. We moved here in 2016 and now live in the Shepardson neighborhood. My own daughter is a Shepardson Star and we love this school.

I enjoy running, cycling, reading, cooking, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends.

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