Laila began studying violin at the age of four with the Suzuki String School of Kitchener and began studying piano at the age of 8. Upon moving to the Brant area she became involved in the Brantford Suzuki String School and joined the piano studio of Naomi Morrison. She competed locally in the Brantford Kiwanis Music Festival and was recommended to compete at the OMFA Provincials where she was recognized with an honourable mention in Gr. 8 piano and Gr. 10 strings. In 2009 she was awarded the Richard Blaha Memorial Silver Tray for best overall performance across all disciplines at the Brantford Kiwanis Music Festival.
Before attending university Laila spent three years studying at the Glenn Gould School’s young artist’s program. Her performance experience has included solo debuts with the Kitchener Waterloo Youth Orchestra, Cambridge Community Orchestra, Wilfrid Laurier University Symphony and Kitchener Waterloo Symphony. At University she had the opportunity of participating in various chamber ensembles while studying with the Penderecki String Quartet. In 2012 her string quartet was selected as the winner of the PSQ award. Laila has participated in many chamber and orchestral ensembles. In 2013 she had the privilege of performing across Canada as a selected member of the National Youth Orchestra.
Laila now holds a Bachelor of Music degree in performance from Wilfrid Laurier University as well as her ARCT certification from the Royal Conservatory of Music for both violin and piano.
Since she was fourteen years old, Laila has been teaching private music lessons. Music is her passion and she enjoys the opportunities that teaching and performing brings to share her love of music with others.