Music Teacher

Laurie Calbaum 
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Professional Experience

Mrs. Calbaum has taught choir/general music at Swallow School for 5 years. She was previously a K-6 general music/choir teacher in the Elmbrook School District for 9 years and a 1-12 general music/choir teacher in the Cedar Grove-Belgium district for 3 years. Besides teaching public school, Mrs. Calbaum has been a graduate level music education class instructor, church choir director/accompanist, MSO docent instructor, Wisconsin Music Educators Association Listening Project chairperson and a presenter at various music conventions.


Mrs. Calbaum has a Bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s Degree in music education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has also accumulated over 25 graduate credits beyond her Master’s Degree in advanced education and music classes.

Personal Life

Mrs. Calbaum enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, singing, playing the piano, attending the theater, and gardening.

Mrs. Calbaum’s passion is not only teaching children music but also building a love and understanding of music. 

Mrs. Gail Hoffman


Gail Schroeder-Hoffman
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I'm so proud and excited to join the Swallow School family! I have lived in the Lake Country Area all of my life. I taught dancing for 45 years with the Oconomowoc Parks and Recreation Department and 35 years in Watertown. This will be my 39th year teaching music. 

I am the Assistant Conductor, General Manager and Principal Clarinet with the Oconomowoc American Legion Band, Conductor of the Junior Legion Band, Director of the Lake Country Community Orchestra, President and participant of the Watertown Area Chamber Orchestra, Director of Immanuel Lutheran of Lebanon Voices of Praise and Orchestra and a participant in the Waukesha Area Symphonic Band, East Troy Community Band and Swingin' Company B Swing Band. 

I look forward to sharing my passion for music with your student!

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