Gillian Laidlaw has a wide-ranging musical career. Presently, she is the vocalist with the Music Makers Jazz Orchestra in London, Ontario. As well, she is a proud founding member of the Karen Schuessler Singers, where she serves as assistant conductor and is a frequent vocal soloist in their performances.
Gillian is a graduate of the Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance and is a sought-after accompanist. In 2014 she retired from the Thames Valley District School Board where she taught music and French. She is a choral music specialist and was Director of Music at Central United Church in St. Thomas, Ontario for 25 years where she conducted the choirs, played the organ and organized its rich musical life.