Flutist Laura Dwyer maintains a national reputation as both a teacher and performer. From decades of teaching experience her students have consistently achieved success by earning top chairs at All State Band and Orchestra competitions.
Ms. Dwyer has recently relocated to the St. Louis area from Florida with her husband, Chris Dwyer, who has joined the St. Louis Symphony. Laura previously served on the faculties of the University of New Mexico, the University of North Florida, and Jacksonville University. She also served as the Executive Director of the First Coast Community School and worked closely with the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Laura continues to perform with many orchestras across the country. She previously served as Principal Flute of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra for seven seasons and continues to perform as a member of both the Santa Fe Symphony and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra.
Ms. Dwyer is highly sought out for instruction on her developed techniques utilizing yoga to further enhance performers' technique, breathing, and performance anxiety. She has taught at the Anatomy of Sound at the University of Michigan for the last nine years and appears on the DVD Anatomy of Sound released in 2012. She has taught at the National Flute Association’s annual conventions and for internationally renowned flutists Trevor Wye and Keith Underwood at their summer courses for flutists.
Laura’s greatest passion is mentoring musicians. Her students have achieved full tuition scholarships to many of our nation’s top universities. She is proud of her many students now teaching and performing professionally, as well as her students who have gone on to achieve their dreams outside of music including becoming medical doctors, attorneys, teachers, and even a beauty queen!