Laurie Knorr graduated from Truman State University in Kirksville Missouri, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education (emphasis in Violin) and a Master of Arts degree. Laurie received her Suzuki Violin Teacher Certification in Books 1-7 from the Suzuki School of Newton and in Book 8 from the Ithaca Suzuki Institute in Ithaca NY. Her principal violin teachers were Mary Lou Speaker-Churchill, Lucia Lin, and Dorothy Bales. Laurie has performed with the Thayer Symphony Orchestra, the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Pro Musica. She has taught at the Thayer Performing Arts Center at Atlantic Union College, the Bancroft School. She currently teaches at Pakachoag Music School and has been a member of the Joy of Music faculty since 2006.