Lauren Cauley

Lauren C.

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New York, NY
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Lauren teaches: Ages 4 and up
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Teaching since: September 2007
Last sign in: Within a month


My passions include collaborating with new musicians, playing music of all genres, working with composers on contemporary compositions, and traveling the country and world to play concerts.

I received my BM and MM from Eastman School of Music with academic Distinction and a degrees in Violin Performance and Literature. Additionally, I studied at the Impuls Akademie in Graz, Austria. I have performed in the United States, Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Mexico and been part of broadcasted performances on radio WRUR 88.5 and CBS Broadcasting.

*** Lesson Details ***

I have experience teaching students ages four through late 70’s, levels Pre-K through collegiate level. During my years of teaching, I have encountered and successfully instructed students of a wide variety of learning styles. From these experiences I have become adept at adapting my teaching methods on-the-spot in order to patiently, enthusiastically, and creatively introduce and reinforce concepts in a manner tailored to each student. In addition to equipping my students with proper violin technique and nurturing their musical integrity, my commitments as a teacher are to empower and assist my students in developing their communication skills and confidence, instill a lasting curiosity for learning, and foster a genuine love for the imaginative and expressive capabilities of music.

All of my students learn how to read music from the beginning of their playing. For addressing technique with young kids, I use fun pneumonic devices such as "pizza box hand," "flamingo arm," and "umbrella fingers," to help my students remember, identify, and visualize proper hand, arm, and finger placement. We practice note names and rhythm through singing and memorization games. With these activities, students practice at home on their own and advance weekly between lessons while developing a love for playing the violin.

Whether your child is a preparing for an audition for orchestra, college, conservatory, a competition, or a complete beginner, I'll personalize lessons based on your/your child's specific goals and needs. I also accept adult students interested in picking up a new, rewarding hobby, or looking to improve their technique to join a community orchestra.

Please contact TakeLessons to hear more about my teaching philosophy!

*** Travel Equipment ***
Music Stand, lesson materials, rhythm flashcards, stickers, colored pencils

*** Specialties ***
I teach students how to read music and rhythms with quick effectiveness! This enables students to be independent during their weekly practicing and supplements their weekly progress.

Photos and Videos

I learned this piece in two weeks during the summer while at a chamber music festival in New York.


Teaching Artist Dec 2014 - Present
Midori & Friends

Fellow Jun 2012 - Present
The Perlman Music Program

Teaching Assistant Sep 2012 - May 2014
Eastman School of Music

• Led course for undergraduate and graduate level violinists utilizing Otakar Ševčík’s School of Violin Techniques, Opus 1, Part IV

• Provided essential weekly feedback for studio-class student performances, creating an empowering, encouraging atmosphere


MM Violin Performance and Literature Sep 2012 - May 2014
Eastman School of Music
Contemporary Performance Feb 2014 - Feb 2014
Impuls Academy Graz, Austria
German Jun 2012 - Sep 2012
Bauhaus Universität
BM Violin Performance Sep 2008 - May 2012
Eastman School of Music

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency
German Professional Proficiency


Academic Distinction (Graduation Honors) May 2012
Eastman School of Music


Deutsche Akademische Austausch Dienst Apr 2012
German Government
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1 Review on Lauren C.

Mary N. Feb 20, 2014
Verified Student
Lauren is an excellent teacher for adult students!

At the age of 54 I decided to purchase a violin and learn to play. I found Lauren Cauley through and could not be more pleased with her!! She has taught me so much in my first four weeks. She's patient with me and encourages me when I get discouraged with my play. She is quick to answer the numerous questions I have. She is an extremely talented musician with a talent for teaching. She pushes me in my weekly assignments and ensures I've mastered one level before we move to the next. Thanks Lauren!!