Compositions & Arrangements

Laurie A. Jarski has composed music ranging from solo to orchestral, electronic & film. LAJ has created several arrangements for the purpose of performance, student accompaniments, and for gigs. LAJ’s music connects the cerebral to the emotional, via textural colors and a dynamic rhythmic palette. An exploration of cross-genre instrumentation, and a variety of musical styles holds this composer’s attention.


Cello & guitar are Laurie A. Jarski’s primary performance vehicles of expression. However, she is quite comfortable performing on a variety of string instruments, including mandolin, banjo (Earl Scruggs & Clawhammer), ukulele, and mountain dulcimer. Not often mentioned, but improvisation, or ‘on the spot composing’ is a feature attribute for this performer.

Private Coaching

Laurie A. Jarski has been teaching lessons for 40 years. Teaching has been her primary calling, and is a giving life-force, emanating outward to the love of sharing the joy of expressing and creating musical possibilities for others. LAJ is offering On-Site, Virtual (FaceTime & Zoom) private lessons for violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar (most styles, including finger style, multiple tunings), el. bass, ukulele, mandolin, banjo (Earl Scruggs & Claw Hammer), mountain dulcimer, theory, songwriting & composition. To set up lessons; contact Broughton Music & Art Center, or call at (269) 375-2808 or (248) 374-5596

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Accompaniment Sheet Music for String Teachers

Sheet Music arrangements are available for multiple ensemble types. The inventory of arrangements will be added when available.

Film & Media Composition

Really enjoyed a recent project composing, and creating music to film. I just completed composing & recorded all of the layers of instrumentation, ranging from orchestral strings, banjo (to mimic the sitar), guitar, and Animoog Synthesizer, on Lakshmi, a 12 minute documentary. This project proved creatively exhilarating and liberating, in spite of the seemingly defined timeline.

Looking for Music Composed to Media…

Let me know about your media or film project. I would love to help your project come to life!