Mindful Music and Arts began in January 2016 when founder, Laurie McFaul, branched out to lead her own Music Together® Center in the areas of Hastings, Mendota Heights and West St. Paul. Having 5 years of Music Together teaching experience along with 15+ years of private violin teaching experience and project management experience, she was ready to "run her own show". What makes Laurie a good teacher? Being passionate about the power of music and spreading the mission of Music Together is a start...Creating an enriching, fun environment for families is also her strength! She is a Registered Music Together teacher also achieving Certification I through teacher training programs at Music Together. Every year, she furthers her knowledge of child development and early childhood music development through ongoing professional development workshops.
Contact Laurie at 612-382-9269 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Singing and Playing at the Hastings Arts Center
is the Director of Mindful Music and Arts and a lifelong music maker! Having grown up the daughter of music teachers, music making is an integral part of her family experience. Laurie started playing the piano at a young age and fell in love with the tone of the violin as a 5th grader. Having played and participated in Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies in the Twin Cities she pursued a degree in Music at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Classical music is only one aspect of the music that Laurie loves which is why she has connected so thoroughly with the richness of the Music Together curriculum. After teaching Music Together for a few years, Laurie obtained her Level I Certification (Level I Certification entails demonstrating competency and expertise as a Music Together teacher).
These days when Laurie is not spending time with her three growing kids, she enjoys the balance of playing her violin, teaching violin to all ages privately, teaching early childhood music education, and most recently as a Violin Instructor for the Greater Twin Cities Symphony Harmony program. With loads of business and project management experience gained after college, it was only fitting that Laurie align her passions and experiences by becoming a Licensed Music Together Center Director. Laurie loves connecting families with music making and looks forward to sharing this passion both as a teacher and center director!