Lauren Douglas

Lauren D.

Nashville, TN

About Lauren D.

Lauren teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: May 2008
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Lauren Douglas, a native of Chicago and former resident of Vero Beach, FL, fits into just about every genre of music with her fiddle playing. Her malleability within the industry has afforded her multiple opportunities performing and recording with artists who have styles ranging from Classical to Bluegrass.

Lauren’s latest release, Reminiscent + Relevant, features an array of talent from artists Nathan Taylor, Marc Greenspon, and Maggie Chafee. The eight-track album encapsulates the soul of traditional, Old Time fiddle, while incorporating a cheeky, bluesy element. The album also includes hints of Celtic fiddle, as well as Dance from the Black Sea, an Indian-influenced tune. The tracks take listeners on a journey through time, as well as exploring the different cultural possibilities of string instruments.

Before moving to Nashville to pursue music performance studies at Belmont University, Lauren was concertmaster of the Vero Beach High School Orchestra for two consecutive years. She has won multiple concerto competitions within her hometown, as well as fiddle competitions. Lauren founded the classical string quartet, Seaside Strings, in her hometown, and folk/fiddle trio, Elle & the Rootabega Boys. Since living in Nashville, Lauren has had multiple opportunities to participate in local, multi-style recording sessions and performances. She has played most regularly with local Kansas-born singer-songwriter, Savanna Chestnut, and together they toured Florida last Spring to play the 2016 Strawberry Festival in Plant City. Lauren founded and hosted Jamboree, a monthly jam session for students, as well as fiddle video series, Rootabega Sessions.

Currently, Lauren is apart of a classical quintet, a multi-style wedding trio, folk/Americana band, Michelle Knopick & the Screwdrivers, World Fiddle Ensemble, the Belmont University Symphony Orchestra, and most recently, the Nashville-based Bluegrass band, Almanac Ridge. Other notable musicians Lauren has performed with include Belmont alumni, Brave Town, and Kentucky-based Irish band, Feckless Fear Dearg in 2015 and 2016. In October 2016, Michelle Knopick & the Screwdrivers played the Neewollah Festival, Kansas’ largest Fall Festival. Lauren kickstarted her solo recording career by releasing a cover of Natalie MacMaster’s Volcanic Jig in 2015, followed by Reminiscent + Relevant in 2016. She studies privately with Juilliard graduate and protégé of Dorothy Delay, Elisabeth Small, and Grammy Award-winning Tammy Rogers-King of The SteelDrivers. Lauren’s influences include Hanneke Cassel, Brittany Haas, and The Punch Brothers.

Bandcamp: https://laurendouglas.bandcamp.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ldviolin/
YouTube Channel: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCLd3u0042m0qFlH0Mfjb2GQ


Lesson Details ~

The first lesson will consist of establishing professional contact between student and teacher. Student repertoire will be determined during this time, based upon current level and initial results.

Lesson schedule may vary, depending on convenience of both the student and the teacher. I will always try to be flexible with your schedule. Please just contact me with interest, and we will figure something out that works.

Photos and Videos

Performing Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto in D Minor in 2012 after winning the Vero Beach Concerto Competition.

Experience

Violin Teacher
May 2014 - Oct 2016
Rose Music Group

Education

Bachelor's in Music Performance
Aug 2013 - Present
Belmont University

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Vero Beach Choral Society Scholarship
Jun 2013
Vero Beach Choral Society
Fort Pierce Jazz Society Scholarship
Jun 2013
Fort Pierce Jazz Society
Treasure Coast Youth Symphony Scholarship
May 2013
Treasure Coast Youth Symphony
Indian River Symphonic Association Scholarship
May 2013
Indian River Symphonic Association
Concerto Competition Winner
Nov 2012
Vero Beach High School Orchestra
Concerto Competition Winner
Nov 2011
Vero Beach High School Orchestra
Superior With Distinction Rating
Mar 2011
Solo Music Performance Assessment
Concerto Competition Winner
Nov 2009
Vero Beach High School Orchestra

13 Reviews on Lauren D.

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Beverly Apr 17, 2017
· Violin · Online
Wonderful teacher. Very patient. I learned a lot in my first lesson.
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Kaiya W. Apr 10, 2017
· Violin · Online
So far so good! My daughter just had her first online lesson with Lauren and she said she was really nice and patient with her. We look forward to the future lessons!
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Glenda Apr 5, 2017
· Violin · Online
Personable, easy to follow and wonderfully flexible. Learning so much!
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Jasmine Mar 26, 2017
· Violin · Online
She is amazing and very patient.
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Raunak H. Mar 25, 2017
· Violin · Online
She was awesome & my son enjoyed his first class with her .
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Traci Jan 19, 2017
· Violin · Online
I took my first lesson with Lauren last night. It is so convenient to do it online when you live in the middle of nowhere! Lauren took the time to find out my skill level (0) and what I hoped to accomplish with lessons. I was worried I wouldn't be able to play violin because I am VERY double-jointed, but she gave me exercises to tame my double-jointedness and reassured me there are a lot of double-jointed players out there. I am excited to continue on this journey with her! I'd recommend her to anyone wanting to learn the violin!
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Patty Matteson Dec 16, 2016
· Fiddle · Online
Lauren is very flexible and thank goodness. She's also patient and more prepared than I was.
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Steve May 20, 2016
· Fiddle · Online
Lauren is an excellent instructor. Before we began lessons Lauren spent time asking what I wanted to learn and where I hoped to go with the violin. This enabled her to direct the lessons to my goals. She developed lessons that were both fun and challenging at my skill level. I felt I improved each week. Excellent teacher.
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Rebekah P. Jan 30, 2016
· Fiddle · In home
Lauren is so knowledgeable about the violin/fiddle. She has been patient with my young daughter. She's a fantastic teacher!
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Lisa P. Oct 7, 2015
· Violin · Online
I have throughally enjoyed taking lessons with Lauren.
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