Music and STEAM Educator
With her extensive background as a music educator, Laurie began her own entrepreneurial venture 2012, teaching general music classes to the homeschool community in Augusta, Georgia. Laurie’s outreach continues to grow with her YouTube channel, Laurie Orth Music Teacher. She is an independent contractor at the Jessye Norman School of the Arts and teaches music at Challenge Prep Academy.
In 2019, Laurie published her first book, Rocket Recorder: Volume One, an innovative music workbook for recorder students that introduces space exploration. She has presented her STEAM curriculum internationally and is a frequent guest on podcasts. In 2023, she launched a digital product, Rocket Recorder - Satellite Edition, available exclusively through West Music’s Music ConstructED.
Laurie serves as a Space Station Ambassador for the ISS National Laboratory’s CASIS program, and is a Teacher Liaison with the Space Foundation. Her love of aerospace education aligns with her volunteer service as President of the Savannah Chapter of the Air & Space Forces Association. In 2019, she was selected as a NASA social media influencer. In June 2023, Laurie heads to NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, to attend the prestigious LiftOff2023 Institute for STEM Educators to learn about planetary defense and asteroids. Laurie sings professionally in her community and is a member of the Georgia Music Educators Association and the National Association for Music Educators.