Lara was thrilled to bring her musical knowledge and life-long love for teaching to Intonation Music in Fall 2016. Music has always been her passion and her love for jazz prompted her to get a BA in vocal performance from Columbia College in addition to completing all of her MAT coursework from Concordia University. Lara has nearly 25 years of experience singing and teaching all genres. She currently sings weekly and is the congregational choir director at the Chicago Church of Christ and is the vocal director for the Tina Jenkins Crawley worship band and TJC Choral Group.  She has taught everyone from children to adults and has a keen ability to help her students find their voice and creatively make songs their own. She is always on the go but in her “spare time” she loves being a devoted wife and mother of their 2 girls, who love to sing as well.