Laura Dalbey grew up in Billings, where she currently teaches a full studio of violin, viola, and piano students. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance from Wheaton College Conservatory and her Master’s degree in Education from MSU-Billings. Violin teachers she has studied with include Dr. Nancy Critelli, Vikki Payne, Randy Tracy, Mary LaMonaca, and Dr. Lee Joiner, as well as many other Suzuki and violin pedagogy workshops. She has taught general music in the public schools, Celtic fiddling at the Montana Fiddle Camp, and various orchestra classes. Along with teaching, she performs with the Billings Symphony, Rimrock Opera, Stillwater String Quartet, Billings Ceilidh Fiddlers, Yellowstone Chamber Players, and as a substitute for other ensembles in the central Montana/northern Wyoming regions. In her spare time, she likes to read, ski, hike, and play with her nieces and nephews.