Lauren Cauley

Lauren C.

New York, NY
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Violin

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Creative violin lessons that empower kids to play confidently, read music and rhythm with fluency, and develop a love for music and practicing on their own at-home!
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About

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Lauren delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2007

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 perform regularly at venues such as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, as well as tour the US and Europe with my string quartet, the Mivos Quartet. 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 and at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany.

As I live on the Upper East Side, scheduling/travel is flexible for me and easy to coordinate around my students' schedules. If there is a preferred lesson for your child not listed as "available" please feel free to inquire directly - we will find a time that works!

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I have experience teaching students ages four through late 60’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 school, 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.


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*** 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.

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Experience

Teaching Artist
Dec 2015 - Present
Midori and Friends

Chamber Music Faculty
Sep 2015 - Present
Chamber Music Center of New York

Violin Faculty
Aug 2015 - Jul 2016
Bloomingdale School of Musioc

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

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Education

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

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
German
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

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

Awards

Deutsche Akademische Austausch Dienst
Apr 2012
German Government

Photos & Videos

I learned this piece in two weeks during the summer while at a chamber music festival in New York.
This is a wonderfully exciting piece by Andy Akiho we recorded it  live in one take in Spring 2013 - it gets really crazy after the marimba comes it, give a listen and enjoy!
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After our studio recital with a few of my students

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Mary N. Feb 20, 2014
Violin ·

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 Takelessons.com 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!!

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