Northern Lights: Canadian National Conservatory of Music
Laurel Teichroeb grew up in Springside, Sask. where she began lessons at age 7, studying piano with the late Jean Laube. Coming from a musically rich community, her earliest influences were church music and singing at school. Through the encouragement of her church organist, she began to play and accompany at a young age and began teaching at age 15. It has been her passion ever since with a desire to help students find the joy of music at whatever skill level they are at.
She received her Associateship, Teachers diploma, with the Royal Conservatory of Music and continued further musical studies in electronic and pipe organ. Laurel also received certification in Kindermusik, a program for children ages newborn through six, at the University of Calgary. It was a study which she thoroughly enjoyed and uses in every aspect of her teaching. Most recently she completed a Licentiate diploma in Piano Pedagogy with Canadian National Conservatory of Music.
Laurel is past president of the Yorkton Registered Music Teachers where she has served in every capacity on the executive. She is an active examiner for CNCM and adjudicates for festivals around the province and Manitoba. She is active in her community as a teacher, accompanist for ballet, and pianist for weddings, funerals and many events. Her favorite pastimes are travelling, cooking and spending time with her husband and two boys.