Lauren Douglas

Lauren D.

Nashville, TN

About Lauren D.

Lauren teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: May 2008
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

Lauren D began playing the violin at the age of six, starting her studies with the Suzuki method in Aurora, IL. She moved with her family to Vero Beach, FL, in 2007, and studied privately with Linda Spiwak while pursuing other local musical opportunities. In 2008, she won the Yeehaw Junction Fiddle Contest. In 2013, Lauren graduated from Vero Beach High School, after serving as concertmaster of the Vero Beach High School Orchestra for two years. As a dedicated violin student, she won three concerto competitions at VBHS. In addition, Lauren was involved with the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony during her senior year of high school, from whom she received a grant and scholarship. She attended Eastern Music Festival in the summer of 2011, where she worked with virtuosos such as New York Philharmonic concertmaster, Glenn Dicterow. During her time in Vero Beach, Lauren launched and promoted "Random Acts of Music", by busking around town and playing for various businesses and outdoor restaurants within her community. Lauren was the leader of the classical string quartet, “Seaside Strings” her senior year of high school, which regularly performed for weddings and charitable events, and folk fiddle trio, "Elle & the Rootabega Boys". In 2012, after attending the concert of nationally acclaimed violinist, Elmar Oliveira, Lauren was referred by him to study with his violin student, Anna Tsukervanik, who well prepared her for various auditions and performances. Throughout her high school career, she hosted a series of "jams" in her home, teaching students fiddle tunes and allowing for musical interaction outside of the competitive classroom environment. Lauren also worked closely with the Atlantic Classical Orchestra, and assisted in bringing a group of high school orchestra students to concerts, where they would volunteer to feed the musicians and interact with them before the performances.

Lauren is currently a student at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, studying as a Classical Violin Performance major. She is a member of the Belmont Symphony Orchestra, and studies with Juilliard graduate and protege of Dorothy Delay, Elisabeth Small. Lauren aspires to continue in her pursuit of mastering her instrument, and make a career of performing in chamber ensembles. She hopes to continue the legacy of the musical voices before her, bringing her passion for music and performing to cultures around the world.



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. **Because of this, only 50% of rate is expected for the first lesson.**

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 - Present
Rose Music Group

Education

Bachelor's in Music Performance

Aug 2013 - Present
Belmont University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Concertmaster

May 2011
Vero Beach High School Orchestra

Served as concertmaster of the Vero Beach High School Orchestra for two consecutive years.

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
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6 Reviews on Lauren D.

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Steve May 20, 2016
Fiddle · Online
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
I have throughally enjoyed taking lessons with Lauren.
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Josh Sep 12, 2015
Fiddle · Online
Verified Student
My son josh had his first lesson with lauren yesterday. He said it was great ! He's been playing fiddle for 8 years and is looking forward to learning new songs and reaching a higher skill level. Lauren called me a few days prior to the lesson to explain in detail how the online lesson would work and she asked about my sons specific goals. Great service !
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Josh Sep 12, 2015
Fiddle · Online
Verified Student
My son josh had his first lesson with lauren yesterday. He said it was great ! He's been playing fiddle for 8 years and is looking forward to learning new songs and reaching a higher skill level. Lauren called me a few days prior to the lesson to explain in detail how the online lesson would work and she asked about my sons specific goals. Great service !
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Julia W. Feb 16, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
We're really enjoying violin lessons with Miss Lauren! She is a very patient and competent teacher.
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