LaLa, otherwise known as Lauren McBride, grew up playing clarinet and singing while attending Marietta City Schools. She was part of their award-winning choirs, concert band, marching band, pianist for jazz band, and musical theater productions, as well as Student Director of Choirs her senior year.
From age 11 to 18, Lauren was in many productions of the Cobb Children’s Theater involving a myriad of skills such as acting, singing, lighting, painting, stage crew, and stage managing.
She went on to major in Elementary Music Education at Jacksonville University where she was again in band, many choirs, operas and musical theater productions. She became known for singing the National Anthem at sporting events as well as being a soloist at JU’s Chancellor Kinne’s personal parties. She continued her music career with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, Chamber Choir, and Madrigal Choir whose vocalists were all chosen by audition.
Today she spreads her passion through her business, ARTS of Cobb. She has two loving children and a family rooted in the enthusiasm for the arts that she carries with her today.
ABOUT ARTS OF COBB & ITS DIRECTOR
After more than 15 years of teaching classes, camps, & lessons from infants to teens in Cobb & Paulding counties, Miss LaLa has become a fun staple in the area.
At ARTS of Cobb, our passion is for teaching students to learn through the arts - to embrace what they love and go for their goals. Miss LaLa focuses on finding their individual gifts, igniting their self-esteem, and helping them get comfortable sharing their gifts with others. This process can change a person’s level of confidence in the world overall and can help them to attain their goals in more than just the arts.
ARTS of Cobb insists on good behavior, and respectful and equal treatment of all students and staff, making it safe to allow a wide range of ages together. This is beneficial to their learning of social skills in the real world as well.