Laura studied classical piano and music education in her undergraduate at Western University. During 2013-2014 she studied psychology at Ryerson where she became involved with the SMART lab. Laura worked primarily on a pilot study involving a novel singing therapy to promote the rehabilitation of facial movement and vocal projection in people with Parkinson’s disease. She also assisted in conducting a study on how group singing can be used to promote positive social relations within and across cultures.
Laura is currently completing her Masters of Music Therapy at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research primarily focuses on the health and well-being benefits of using improvisation and adaptive music technology to create inclusive and accessible community music experiences.