Lara graduated Magna cum Laude with a degree in music performance from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. She then continued her education with a Master's Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Her music career began as a professional violinist in Disney's All-American Orchestra where she was chosen from a nationwide audition tour with over 2000 musicians auditioning. She then went on to write and produce her own show and spent three years touring with the National School Assembly Agency where she performed for over 10,000 students in over 500 schools.
Lara's performance credits are numerous and diverse.
She has performed as a violinist in many professional
orchestras including the Orange County Symphony and
has also performed as a
solo artist at many clubs, conventions and public
events. Her music has taken her on tour to Japan
with the musical troupe the Young Americans and her
FiddleComedy Act has earned her national TV spots.
(check out the sample clips page
for a preview!)
Lara also enjoys writing and producing and has
developed and taught music and entertainment production for the
Walt Disney Company.