Laura Simna holds a Master of Music in Violin Performance from The Ohio State University, a Master of Arts in String Pedagogy from The Ohio State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Case Western Reserve University with studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She received her Suzuki training from Ronda Cole, Martha Shackford, Tom Wermuth, and Kimberly Meier-Sims. Laura has also taken extensive Dalcroze Eurhythmics training at the Cleveland Institute of Music and at Carnegie Mellon University. She is the concertmaster of the Lakeland Civic Orchestra and performs with many ensembles in a wide range of styles, including classical, rock, jazz, and bluegrass. Her students of all ages have received numerous scholarships, awards, and top rankings in musical competitions and events. Former students have gone on to degree studies in music performance, therapy, and education.
Laura is the Assistant Director of the Baldwin Wallace Suzuki Center, and also serves as an Education Consultant for the Cleveland Orchestra, teaching and lecturing in their Education Outreach programs and workshops. She has written and implemented successful music-based curricula for schools and education programs, including music and movement, music and literacy, and music and math courses.