Laura graduated from Boise State University in Music Education and has taught orchestra and general music in the Meridian, Boise, and Pocatello school districts. She has played in the Boise Philharmonic orchestra since 1969 and is a member of Boise Baroque. Also performed with the Bear Valley Festival and was 2nd violin in a faculty quartet at Idaho State University. Laura has maintained a private music studio for violin and viola students.

What other instruments do you play? Violin and piano.

What is your favorite composer/genre? Whatever I am playing at the moment you ask.

Tell us a little about yourself (hobbies, interests, etc.): I love to sew, quilt, knit, all those domestic activities. I also love to get out and explore new places with my camper and the open road. I have 3 children and 4 grandchildren who are great travel companions, and of course my two little Pug dogs.

Contact info for students seeking lessons: Vonderheide@cableone.net or 208-342-4348 for violin, viola and piano