Lauren Abels
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Lauren Abels

Lauren A.

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This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. on a nationwide scale.
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Congratulations! I mean it! Looking for violin lessons is a big step, and the first to achieving your goals as a budding musician.

In your lessons with me, you will first learn proper set-up and technique, and we will mainly work from the Suzuki method books. Additionally, I will provide you with various scales, exercises, and "fun pieces" as you progress. I wholeheartedly believe that learning the violin should be enjoyable, and not a chore. So, wherever you are at with current skill level, and whatever your motives are for taking lessons, you can rest assured that we will have a great time together!

About Lauren A.

Lauren, 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.

Currently, Lauren is apart of a Tennessee-based Americana Rock band, John Salaway & the Stones River Saints, and has opportunities to perform regularly with local Nashville musicians. Lauren graduated from Belmont University with a degree in Classical Violin Performance in 2017. She studied privately at Belmont with Juilliard graduate and protégé of Dorothy Delay, Elisabeth Small, and Grammy Award-winning Tammy Rogers-King of The SteelDrivers. In 2018, Lauren founded Modern Mozarts, a multi-genre string trio that performs for weddings in Middle Tennessee, and The Tune Project, a multi-faceted online platform that allows violin and fiddle lessons to be accessible to students 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.

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.


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26 Reviews
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I have worked with Lauren for over a year now. I have found that Lauren is very patient and is willing to work with you to reach your goals and not just the goals of a book. Lauren works with you on a one on one basis to help you get where you want to go. Lauren is extremely knowledgable and always ready with a challenge to help you progress.

Posted Sep 30, 2019
Catherine P.
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I just completed my first lesson with Lauren. I was hesitant as to how it would go because I know nothing about the violin or how to hold the bow. With that said, even though it has only been one lesson, I have complete confidence that Lauren will help me reach the goals I am looking to achieve. She has a wonderful calmness that makes you feel relaxed and competent.

Posted Jun 18, 2019
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Being a beginner, I didn't know what to expect.. I had previously taught myself for six months with various books and online resources. After a few checks to see if my fundamentals were correct and my playing of a few tunes, we immediately started working on double stop execution. By the end of the lesson, I had made good progress and understood some key elements in playing double stops...correcting the bow plane, and choosing the correct drone, moving the bow to adjacent string double stops, etc. Lauren was very pleasant, and obviously skilled with technique matters. After getting over my first few anxious moments, I found the learning environment, communication, and overall experience very comfortable and look forward to many more great learning experiences.

Posted May 2, 2019
Shawn T.
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This was my first lesson after learning on my own for too long. Lauren has already started showing me a new way to learn and I can already tell this is going to be awesome. I am very excited for next week.

Posted Feb 23, 2019
Jennifer B.
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Lauren is excellent!! I love her positive approach and the fact that she is ready to go to teach fiddle or violin. Can't wait for more lessons!

Posted Feb 22, 2019
Ryan L.
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Lauren is a great instructor. She is somehow both quick and thorough and helped me significantly within the first 45 minutes. Couldn't be happier.

Posted Jan 23, 2018
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Lauren is a great teacher and very knowledgeable. In the short time I’ve been with her I’ve been able to regain some of the technique I had lost.

Posted Nov 2, 2017
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Awesome as always! Lauren is simply the BEST! She is very patient and so knowledgeable! I learn so much at every lesson!!

Posted Oct 9, 2017
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Lauren is knowledgeable and very kind. I enjoy my time with her and wish I could afford to pay for a full hour.

Posted Sep 19, 2017
SeungHee "Sunny" S.
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I'm a complete beginner, and Lauren has been always very patient and sweet with me. She tries to bring different things/methods for the class to keep my violin passion going which could be challenging for beginners. I'm always very grateful for her devotion and creativity.

Posted Sep 19, 2017
Jenny K.
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I learned so much during this lesson! Lauren is very knowledgeable and very nice. She patiently walked me through some exercises, and helped me correct some problems I was having. Thank you Lauren!

Posted Jun 13, 2017
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My son had had three years of strings classes at school but was having trouble keeping up. Lauren was very encouraging and gave him some things to work on that I think will give him a much stronger foundation moving forward. She seems to be a great teacher, and I think the lessons with her will be just what he needs.

Posted Jun 12, 2017
Bob Z.
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Lauren has a friendly, non-judgmental approach to teaching.

Posted May 24, 2017
Beverly H.
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Wonderful teacher. Very patient. I learned a lot in my first lesson.

Posted Apr 17, 2017
Kaiya W.
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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!

Posted Apr 10, 2017
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Personable, easy to follow and wonderfully flexible. Learning so much!

Posted Apr 5, 2017
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She is amazing and very patient.

Posted Mar 26, 2017
Raunak H.
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She was awesome & my son enjoyed his first class with her .

Posted Mar 25, 2017
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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!

Posted Jan 19, 2017
Patty Matteson
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Lauren is very flexible and thank goodness. She's also patient and more prepared than I was.

Posted Dec 16, 2016
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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.

Posted May 20, 2016
Rebekah P.
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Lauren is so knowledgeable about the violin/fiddle. She has been patient with my young daughter. She's a fantastic teacher!

Posted Jan 30, 2016
Lisa P.
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I have throughally enjoyed taking lessons with Lauren.

Posted Oct 7, 2015
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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 !

Posted Sep 12, 2015
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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 !

Posted Sep 12, 2015
Julia W.
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We're really enjoying violin lessons with Miss Lauren! She is a very patient and competent teacher.

Posted Feb 16, 2015

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Violin/Fiddle Instructor
Jul 2017 - Jan 2020

Bandwagon Music & Repair

Violin Instructor
May 2014 - Oct 2016

Nashville Music Academy


Bachelor's in Music Performance
Aug 2013 - May 2017

Belmont University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


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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