Laura Benjamins

PhD Student
Music Education
Office: TC 425
Email: ldielema@uwo.ca


Laura Benjamins is a PhD student in Music Education at Western University. Laura completed her B.A. in piano performance and B.Ed. at Redeemer University (Hamilton, ON) and also holds an ARCT in piano performance (first class honours). Throughout her undergraduate degree, Laura worked as a private piano and theory instructor, concert choir accompanist, and held various director positions for several music-focused summer camps and still teaches privately today. Laura is heavily involved in church music, including planning services, leading worship teams, and has been accompanying services from a very young age.

With an avid interest in further researching music curriculum for the classroom, Laura completed a Master’s degree in Music Education at Western University in 2017. She hopes to further her research and development of music curriculum for the non-specialist educator, allowing for educator autonomy, reflection, and critical thinking.