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Laurie A. Lally



Professional Profile

Online music educator with a unique combination of education experience coupled with thirty years of private study and teaching in the music field.

  • Masters Degree in Music Education
  • Bachelors Degree in Music Theory.
  • Experienced in creating online courses for major universities.
  • Experienced in use of the Internet and music education software.
  • Dedicated to enthusiastic and dynamic teaching as a means of creating and nurturing a lifelong love of music.


Boston University, Boston, MA.  2009
M.A. in Music Education

Rutgers University, Camden, NJ.  1993
B. A. in Music Theory, cum laude
Member, Athenaeum Honor Society

Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ.  1990
A.A. Liberal Arts
Permanent President’s List Award; Scholarship Recipient

Private Studies

Marcel Farago – Cellist/Composer – Philadelphia Orchestra
Studies included piano, theory, composition, orchestration, and cello, 1989-2006

Teaching Technology Expertise

Designing and instructing online music courses for graduate and undergraduate studies at major universities with teaching, collaboration, and music software systems including:

  • Sakai
  • Blackboard
  • eCollege and eCourse
  • Canvas
  • Elluminate
  • Sibelius
  • Auralia
  • Finale


Rutgers University—Camden
Adjunct Professor, 2007-present

Online Courses developed and taught include:

  • American Music in the 1960s
  • Rock and Roll
  • Latin American Music
  • American Contemporary Composers
  • Intro to Music Theory
  • African Influences on American Music
  • American Popular Song 1920 – 1980
  • World Music
  • American Hip Hop
  • Gender in Music
  • Music of the 27s Club
  • Instrumentation in Music
  • Robert Johnson and the blues
  • Mind Altering Music
  • American Rhythm and blues
  • The Legendary King of Pop – Michael Jackson

Classroom courses taught include:

  • Jazz/Rock/Folk/Pop
  • Intro to Music Theory
  • Applied Music/piano
  • Musicianship III
  • Counterpoint

St. John’s Catholic School, Collingswood, NJ
Fourth Grade Teacher/Music Director 2001 – 2007

Old Orchard Methodist Church, Cherry Hill, NJ
Choir Director 2006 – 2007

Westmont United Methodist Church, Westmont, NJ
Director of Music Ministries/Choral Director 2005 – 2007

Kingsway Learning Center, Haddonfield, NJ
Music Teacher 2003 – 2005
Summer Music Program for Special Needs

Preschool Preludes
Executive Director/Founder, 2003 – 2005
Offering music programs to Preschools in the South Jersey area.

Joyful Noise Foundation
Founder/Director, 1999 – 2001
An organization for children and the arts; Youth Orchestra, Children and Adult Choirs, Special Needs programs

Theory Smart
Established in 2016
A music program designed to aid those who wish to prepare for college-level learning or enhance musical performance.

Private Music Instructor 1984 – present

Professional Affiliations

U.S. Marine Corps, 1985 – 1987.  ServCo, HqBn, 1stMarDiv.  CamPen, Ca.
Discharge: Honorable
Awards: Letter of Appreciation; Meritorious Mast.

Vocalist – Tenor
Haddonfield Oratorio Choir
Haddonfield, NJ

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
Westmont, NJ