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Lauren C.
Brooklyn, New York
Trusted teacher. World-class lessons. Creative lessons tailored to your child
Hello there! My name is Lauren, and I'm an NYC-based violinist with over 15 years of experience teaching violin. I earned my BM and MM degrees from Eastman School of Music in Violin Performance and perform regularly at venues such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center. As a teacher, I adapt my teaching methods on the spot to introduce and reinforce concepts in a patient, enthusiastic, and creative manner tailored to each student. In addition to equipping my students with proper violin technique, students are empowered and develop their communication skills and confidence while fostering a lasting curiosity for learning and a genuine love for the imaginative and expressive capabilities of music. Lessons generally focus on four major areas: scales, etudes, ensemble parts (orchestra and chamber music), and solo repertoire. Music theory and ear-training activities supplement work in these areas. A portion of lesson time is also devoted to preparing students for entrance and seating auditions, when applicable. In addition to weekly lessons, my students perform solos in recitals and are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular ensembles. Generally, lessons are 60 minutes once a week. For younger students or adults on a budget, 45 minute lessons are available. 30 minute lessons are for students 7 and younger. If students have an upcoming concert/audition, or would simply like to progress faster, twice-weekly lessons are available.
About Lauren C.

In addition to my teaching, I maintain an international career as a performer. I've performed at festivals such as Venice Biennale, Acht Brücken, Newport Jazz, Beijing Modern Music Festival, and Lincoln Center. I've worked with artists and composers such as Ambrose Akinmusire, Richard Carrick, Chance the Rapper, Pauline Kim Harris, Jónsi & Alex Somers (Sigur Rós), Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), David Lang, George Lewis, Steve Reich, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Together X Tomorrow (투모로우바이투게더), Wadada Leo Smith, Saul Williams, and Julia Wolfe. Next season, I'll give the premiere of Jeffrey Mumford's Violin Concerto No.2 with Chicago Composer's Orchestra (Spring 2022). As a sought-after collaborator and recording artist, my playing has been broadcast on WNYC, ORF Radio Wien, WDR Köln, Radio SRF 2 Kultur, and NBC’s Saturday Night Live. As a guest artist and educator, I've has given performances and worked with students at universities around the world, including Bard College; Berklee College of Music; Chinese University of Hong Kong; Cornell University; Dartmouth College; Eastman School of Music; Harvard University; Shanghai Conservatory; Universidade Federal do Paraná; University of Alaska, Anchorage; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, San Diego; and Wesleyan University. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- “Fierce precision reigned… excellence uncompromised” -Cleveland Classical “a mainstay of the local new-music scene” -New York Times ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please "Ask Lauren A Question" to learn more about lessons with me!

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Teaching since 2005

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Contemporary Performance

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Violin