Lauree is a graduate of Dickinson State University (Dickinson, ND) where she studied piano and bassoon. She also holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Iowa where she studied with Kerry Grippe and John Sims. Lauree completed her Suzuki Teacher Training at the American Suzuki Institute in Steven’s Point, WI where her teachers included Haruko Kataoka, Doris Koppelman, Loraine Landefeld, Carole Bigler, and Valerie Lloyd-Watts. She has taught at Cornell College, Viterbo College and at Suzuki Institutes in Korea. Lauree joined the Preucil School of Music faculty in 1981 and has been head of the Piano Department since 1986.