Photo submitted – Pictured, left to right, are Steve Keyser and Janet Morgan, both students of Laura, Laura Smith, and Rick Morgan.

Laura Smith, a professional violinist, and music educator, recently spoke at a Little Falls Rotary Club meeting. Laura is a graduate of the Juilliard School and Mannes College of Music and is currently on the music faculty at the Allen-Stevenson School in NYC. Due to the absence of string music programs in most public schools in Herkimer County, Laura is starting a sponsor program with MVCA to offer lessons to children of all economic backgrounds.