While Big Noise musicians are leading sessions, our support musicians work with individual children and provide musical support to the lesson leader. Support musicians receive regular training in our curriculum, pedagogical approaches, and behaviour for learning.
Having studied classical violin since the age of eight, Laura has extensive experience of playing in orchestras from a young age. In secondary school, traditional music also had an influence on her studies, where she played in a ceilidh band for six years. Laura has now started her fourth year of BMus (Hons) Music and Communities degree at the University of Aberdeen, where she studies voice, violin and piano. In her third year, Laura was granted the award for excellence for her course. She is now going on to plan her honours project, where the main focus of study is the effect of music on the brain in dementia patients.
Whilst studying in Aberdeen, Laura has been on placement with Big Noise, assisting in classes in both a classroom setting and the after school orchestra. For music to be accessible to everyone, regardless of age or ability is one of the most important aspects of music to Laura.