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Hi I'm Laura

I'm a musician. I'm a teacher. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just finished my Associate's Degree a few months ago, and have been accepted to transfer to BYU-I. However, I won't be attending BYU-I until after I serve my mission in Taiwan for which I leave a couple months from now. When I do come back and finish my education at BYU-I, I plan to major in music education. I have always loved music and especially playing music, and most of all teaching music. I play piano and trombone mostly, and have also played tuba as well. I love teaching music because I get to share with others my passion and help them to work on their passion for music as well. Playing music has shaped my life and who I am, and has helped me through countless trials. I hope to give that gift to others through teaching music. I also like reading, sewing, and playing with my 6 nieces and nephews.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with the gospel in my life. My parents were both converts to the church, and they raised me and my sisters lovingly in the gospel. So I grew up going to church every Sunday, and attending other activities throughout the week. Being the youngest of 5, I also grew up watching my sisters participate in youth activities when I was too young to participate, and I always looked forward to the day when I would be able to do those things. But despite growing up in the church, having a testimony didn't always come naturally to me. I had to go through my own path to find my testimony and to truly become converted to the gospel myself. I had to make my mistakes and go through my trials to come to know for myself that this gospel is true. It is through my trials, through all those difficult times, that I have come to know my Savior and come to know the truth of the gospel. And it is through my trials and difficult times that I continue to come closer to my Savior and that my testimony is strengthened.

How I live my faith

My current calling in my ward is as a pianist for the women's class on Sundays. I love this calling because I get to serve in a way that comes so naturally to me by playing hymns as prelude music and then accompanying the group in singing hymns each week.