We asked Laurie Richards some questions to gain some insight into her role here at Simply Music, what lights her up musically and some facts that make her the wonderful person she is.
Your full name: Laurie Richards
When did you start and what is your role with Simply Music? I started with Simply Music in 2003. My current role is Director of Teacher Support. I am also writing or collaborating on several Supplemental Programs.
What are your top 5 albums of all time?
– Boston’s first album!
– Toto’s Greatest Hits
– Michael Jackson No. 1’s
– Liz Story 17 Seconds to Anywhere
– Artur Rubinstein – Chopin: The Piano Concertos
Who is your favorite band or singer? Boston….more currently Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars
Who are you listening to now? Tycho
If you were in a rock ‘n’ roll band, what would your job be? Keyboards and comic relief in rehearsal
What song/music style reminds you of your childhood? Classical and jazz
What song do you sing in the shower? 24K Magic, often
What is the worst song to get stuck in your head? It’s a Small World or Rhinestone Cowboy
What song/style do you love to dance to? Big Band Jazz, Swing
What was the first concert you went to see? Elton John
What movie can you quote word for word? Phantom of the Opera and Napoleon Dynamite
What is your favorite day of the week? Friday
What’s your strangest talent? It’s not really a talent, but I can identify any note or chord just by listening (only because I was born with absolute pitch)
What was the last experience that made you a stronger person? Overcoming marital challenges
What is the single best decision you have made in your life so far? Deciding to be authentic at all times
What is the best dish you can cook? My homemade crescent rolls are legendary in my family.
Are you a morning or night person? Night person!