Most students study weekly in a 30 minute lesson.

The rate is $30 per 30 minute lesson in our home studio near Mill Creek (Silver Firs). Other schedules, as well as group rates, may be negotiated. Ask about a discount for seasonal prepayment. Payment will be made at the first lesson of each month. No credit will be given for missed lessons unless there is an emergency.


Call Laurie at 425.385.2804 or email her at laurie.n@cedarpark.org



Laurie is an accomplished teacher, singer, and music director. Students find her enthusiasm for music contagious. Many of her students (and student-families) have been with her for several years. A summary of Laurie’s experience and background follows.

1/02 - current       Associate Pastor for Music - Pleasant Bay Church, Kirkland, WA

                             Responsibilities include: Choir director, worship leader, pastoral care and service planning. Supervisor: Dan Neary, Pastor


1/99 – 5/03           Music Instructor - Piano and Voice, Northwest University, Kirkland, WA

                             Responsibilities included private instruction of University students taking lessons for credit to meet degree requirements.
Supervisor: Bill Owen, Music Department Chair


6/99 - current       Private Piano and Voice Teacher. 15-20 students in private lessons at my home.


9/00 – 5/02           Choir Director, Legacy Home School Cooperative, Redmond, WA

                             Directed 2-4 weekly music classes and choirs for elementary, middle school, and high school students.


9/99  - 6/08      Assistant, Hiz Kidz Choir, Grades 1 – 6, Cedar Park Church, Bothell, WA

                             Responsibilities include: Filling in for the director when she is absent, rehearsal assistant, directing the chimes elective for grades 4 – 6, and leading and coordinating all the elective leaders.


9/99  - 5/03          Bell Choir Director, Cedar Park Church, Bothell, WA

                             Established and directed the adult bell choir which ministered in Sunday morning worship services (monthly) and special concerts.


6/97 – 10/98         Choir Director, Calvary Temple Assembly of God, Lynnfield, MA

                             Responsibilities included: Sunday choir, Christmas concert, musical direction for Easter production.
Supervisor: Timothy Schmidt, Senior pastor


9/96 – 10/98         Private Piano and Voice Teacher, The Music Connection, Beverly, MA

                             Responsibilities included:  voice and piano instruction for 25-30 children and adults.
Supervisor:  Darren Muise, store owner.


9/93 - 5/96           Director of Music Ministries, Park Assembly of God, St. Louis Park, MN

                             Responsibilities included: leadership of all music programs, choir director, bell choir director, scheduling of worship leaders, teams, and special music.  Produced two musicals each year.
Supervisor: Wesley Brooks, Senior Pastor


9/92 - 12/95         Music Instructor - piano, North Central University, Minneapolis, MN

                             Supervisor: Larry Bach, Music Department Chair


1/87 - 6/92           Admissions Advisor, North Central University, Minneapolis, MN

                             Responsibilities included: student recruitment, travel, public speaking, supervision of office staff, coordination of major events (i.e. College Days, concerts, and youth rallies), and public relations. 
Supervisor: Cheryl Book, Director of Admissions


9/86 - 1/89           Assistant Minister of Music, Emmanuel Christian Center, Spring Lake Park, MN  Responsibilities included: sanctuary choir director, children's choir director, music reading classes, small group coordination and direction, special music, and general assistant to the Minister of Music.


8/84 - 8/86           Missionary, Assemblies of God, Short Term Missions

                             Assignment: Music Director of Central Pentecostal Bible School,
Zeist, The Netherlands. 
Responsibilities included teaching: music theory, music history, voice, piano, and flute.  Directing:  school choir, and small traveling groups.  Coordinated all school music including chapel services and special events.


5/84 - 8/84           Interim Minister of Music, Bloomington Assembly of God, Bloomington, MN 

5/83 - 8/83           Substitute Choir Director, Bloomington Assembly of God.


Educational Background:


9/80 - 5/84           North Central University, Minneapolis, MN
                             Bachelor of Science Degree in Sacred Music