"Music pulled me in when I was very young."
When Laura Mann was eight years old, most of her dreams included a guitar. When her mom got her that guitar her dreams became a reality. Learning to play her first instrument was serious business. "My Mom and Dad understood that," she says, and her Mom made sure her daughter was at her lesson every week from then on.
"My mom loves music as much as I do. She's my biggest fan," Laura laughs.
Her beloved Grandfather's encouraging words made her dream seem even more possible. Every year when her family went to Florida to visit her Grandparents for Christmas, Laura remembers, "Grandpa and I would play together. He was a professional musician. He had a great voice and played the drums and mandolin in a Swiss Band."