School Staff – Laurel Marchinowski

Meet Laurel Marchinowski — Band

Why I love St. John School?

I love the supportive and positive staff environment.

My favorite part of teaching?

Taking instrumental beginner musicians and seeing the amazing progress they can achieve in all aspects each year.  

What I like to do outside of school?

I am a member of UWFV Concert Band, Valley Flute Club, Vento Winds, Appleton City Band and other groups. I have a small private studio, and I am an active member of my church’s music team. My husband and I live in Neenah, and enjoy serious gardening and photography.   I have two older sons and a puppy, Piper.

My education

I originated as a parochial school graduate from St. Paul’s Lutheran in Manawa, which has been a special part of my instrumental career.  I graduated with a BA and MA from UW-Oshkosh, majoring in Music Education with an emphasis on church organ and flute.

My professional training

I taught band for 40+  years in Menasha Public School district and surrounding systems at all levels. I also have a strong background in Suzuki orchestra studies and play the hammered dulcimer.