Laura Chu Stokes
Laura Chu Stokes has been a pianist and music educator for over forty years. A graduate of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Laura has taught hundreds of students in her private studio and as the director and an instructor at Appalachian State University’s Community Music School (CMS). She also coordinates the annual Hayes School of Music Piano Competition for pre-college pianists each fall in Boone, NC.
As a performer, Laura has been a staff accompanist at ASU and collaborative artist with her husband, trumpeter Jimmy Stokes. She has performed with the Columbus and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras as well.
Laura also conducts hands-on workshops and clinics for E-Z Notes, a full line of music learning tools. She has been a featured clinician for professional music teacher associations and music dealers/retailers nationally.