Ms. Laura Sinclair
Violin, Viola Teacher
Laura Sinclair – Violist/Violinist/Educator/Canadian. An active performer in the South Florida music scene, she is a member of Symphony of the Americas and has performed with Kravis Pops Orchestra, Florida Grand Opera, Boca Symphonia, Palm Beach Pops, and Florida Sunshine Pops, in addition to creating solo and chamber music performances in the community. Ms. Sinclair wears many hats. Under the auspices of Maverick Music Inc., she is the Director of Strings for Plumosa School of the Arts, one of three Orchestra directors of the Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc Summer Strings at Lynn University and an active private Suzuki teacher. As an alumni of Boca Raton’s Lynn University, she is the coordinator of the Lynn Conservatory’s Music Education Partnership Program at Plumosa School of the Arts. The pairing partners graduate students with underprivileged children in instrumental music programs and provides them with private instruction.
Ms. Sinclair attended Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada, receiving a Bachelor of Music in Performance degree and Chamber Music Diploma, studying with Christine Vlajk and Jerzy Kaplanek of the Penderecki String Quartet. She earned her Masters of Music at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Jeffrey Irvine and Kirsten Docter. Most recently, she completed a Professional Performance Certificate at Lynn University Conservatory of Music, under the guidance of Ralph Fielding. Keenly interested in historical and contemporary performance, Ms. Sinclair has had the pleasure of studying and performing at summer festivals around the globe. She has performed with Broadway greats Bernadette Peters and Idina Menzel, guitar legends Bucky and John Pizzarelli, indie/rock sensation Dashboard Confessional, and renowned pianist/theatre star Michael Cavanaugh. As an advocate for contemporary music, Laura has had the opportunity to work with some of the most prominent composers, performers and improvisers in North America, as well as improvising, commissioning and premiering works by her colleagues. She is an avid chamber musician, Suzuki teacher and enjoys breaking down the barrier between audience and performer.
When not practicing, performing or teaching, she enjoys yoga, farmer’s markets, and cooking.