MUSIC CV

Hello, my name is Laura Loft and I am a Music Creator, Educator, Singer-Songwriter- Performer, Lyricist & Author based in Exeter. ​

 

I have been working as a Musician & Singer-Songwriter for 14 years and a Music Workshop Leader & Educator for 8 years. I founded Lofts Music Shed and led music making projects with Young People collaborating with many organisations in the South West including Plymouth Music Zone, DAISI, Exeter Phoenix & South West Music School. I have a wide experience of facilitating and delivering arts projects and absolutely LOVE to work with children making music and developing their creative talents and wellbeing.

 

I have gained experience working as Music Lead & Arts Consultant at Trinity Primary School Exeter focusing on FS/KS1 and lower KS2 where I set up the Music including WCET, Choir, Collective Worship, CPD teacher training and consulted and facilitated arts projects such as Arts Week, Big Emotions Mindful Music Day and Christmas Around The World Musical Film.

 

I create Music Wellbeing Resources on my website lauraloftmusic.com such as songs as commissions for Children's Music Making Projects, Music Lesson Ideas and Books. In 2020 I wrote and self published 'Big Emotions: Mindful Music For Little People'; a creative music wellbeing resource for EYFS/KS1 3-7yr olds. This is accompanied by an audio book, instrumental soundtrack plus a schools activity pack which includes 5 originally composed songs. ​

I also work as a Lyricist for MoonBug Entertainment and enjoy writing commissions for a variety of projects.

Please enjoy my Music CV and some samples of my music.

Laura Loft x

Music Educator

Music creator

  • Piano Music Tutor: Adult course at Brookfield School (2007).

  • Private Songwriting Tutor: one-to-one sessions (2007).

  • Eastbourne College: Songwriting & Performance Masterclass & Workshop (2012).

  • Exeter Phoenix: Young Singer Songwriter Club; Light Bulb Sessions; Arts Award Bronze Summer Sessions; Acoustica Music Workshops.

  • Plymouth Music Zone: Shekinah; Young Offenders; Refugees; Attik Dance.

  • DAISI: YMCA Exeter Music Project & Arts Award Bronze Project; National Trust Killerton & Broadcylst Girl Guides Suffrage Project.

  • South West Music School: Songwriting Feeder Workshops.

  • The Collective: Children in Care Music Project.

  • Youth Arts & Health Trust: one-to-one songwriting.

  • Trinity Primary School Exeter: Creative Consultant | Music Educator leading music making, WCET, Choir and songwriting.

  • Dartington College of Arts: Music & Performance BA Hons. (2006)

  • Session Singer: Friction Production Company, London (2006)

  • Co-songwriter for band Malaka (2006)

  • Released as a featured artist on Cafe del Sol, Spain (2007)

  • Session Singer for Sonority (2009)

  • Jazz, Blues & Soul Singer for Sheriff Bickle (2012)

  • Laura Dugmore Debut EP “J’aime La Vie” (2010)

  • Selected for Mercedes Benz Mixed Tape v35 “Blue Mood”- Featured Track “Gone” from J’aime La Vie (Oct 2010)

  • SW Tour including radio showcases on BBC Radio Devon (2010)

  • Second EP “Cardigans and Woollen Things” (2011)

  • Third Live EP “Live at Birley Centre” (2013)

  • Songwriting Project in Central America. (2014)

  • Fourth “Hush Now EP” (2016)

  • Associate Artist Exeter Phoenix Projects (2016/2017) 

  • #4TheLove: songwriting collaboration project with visual artists (2016/17)

  • Beauty Unseen: song commission + performance at Bristol Fashion Week for charity Beauty Unseen (2016)

  • EXE: Conversation Between Floods: song commission + performance for British artist Tania Kovats (2017/18)​​

  • Trinity Primary School Exeter: Songwriting Children's Values Songs. (2018 - ongoing)

  • Moonbug Entertainment: Lyricist (current)

  • EVOLVE Libraries Unlimited: Big Dreams: Imaginative Songwriting Commission (2021)

education

instruments

  • GCSE Music – A* (2000).

  • A Level Music – B (2002).

  • BTEC Music – Distinction (2002).

  • BA Hons Music (Performance) - Dartington College of Arts (2006).

  • Arts Award Advisor – Bronze & Silver (2016).

  • Arts Award Advisor – Discover & Explore (2017).

  • CME Certificate for Music Educators Level 4 (2018).

  • Cello: Grades 1-7. (The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music)

  • Piano: Grades 1-6. (The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music)
     

  • Music Theory: Grade 5. (The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music)

  • Self Taught Guitar, Ukulele & Singing.

Fully CRB checked and carry own PLI as a member of MU.

MUSIC EXAMPLES

PAST PROJECTS