Meet the Maestro
Laura Elena Jáuregui Wynter (aka Laurita), is a native of Portland, OR with a Mexican-American background. Ms. Jáuregui began her Suzuki violin studies at age five with Dorothy Kroo. She joined the Portland Youth Philharmonic Prepatory Orchestra at age nine, and later at age eleven was accepted into the studio of Raphael Spiro. She joined the Portland Youth Philharmonic performing orchestra at age 13 and continued through high school. She began teaching Suzuki Violin at age 16 with the support of her mother, a Suzuki Piano teacher.
As an adult she continued her musical studies at Portland State University under Carol Sindel, and completed her Bachelor of Music in Performance in 1998. Professionally has played with the Jalisco State philharmonic, the Sinfónica de la Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, and la Orquesta Blas Galindo in Mexico. She is a former member of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and is a registered SAA violin teacher. She was a member of the faculty at both the Community Music Center and Ethos, Inc. She currently runs the Suzuki Stumptown program in North and North East Portland.
Laurita has been invited to teach at international Suzuki institutes in Mexico and Puerto Rico; and has taken her students along on tour to both countries. She has written articles published in the American Suzuki Journal and gave a lecture on diversity at the 2008 SAA Convention. She is a member of the Oregon Suzuki Association and was the Assistant Director of the Oregon Suzuki Institute for seven years.