Lauren Abels

Lauren A.

Nashville, TN
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Lesson Details

Fiddle

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Learn Bluegrass styles, Celtic fiddle techniques, Arabian, Chopping, and more!
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About

Lauren delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
May 2008

Lauren Abels, 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.

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.

Currently, Lauren is apart of a touring American Roots trio, Trevor Clark Trio, 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. Lauren recently 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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Experience

Violin/Fiddle Instructor
Jul 2017 - Present
Bandwagon Music & Repair

Violin Instructor
May 2014 - Oct 2016
Nashville Music Academy

Education

Bachelor's in Music Performance
Aug 2013 - May 2017
Belmont University

Languages

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

Photos & Videos

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Opening with World Fiddle Ensemble for French-Canadian duo, Yann Falquet & Pascal Gemme at Belmont University.

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Rootabega Sessions // Little Rabbit
Performing Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto in D Minor in 2012 after winning the Vero Beach Concerto Competition.

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Performing Solo Bach at Lynn University performance hall.

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Fiddlin' for the monthly Art Stroll in Vero Beach.

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23 Reviews

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Shawn T. Feb 23, 2019
Fiddle · Online

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.

Jennifer B. Feb 22, 2019
Violin · Online

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!

Ryan L. Jan 23, 2018
Violin · Online

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.

Laurie Nov 2, 2017
Violin · Online

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.

Chuck Oct 9, 2017
Fiddle · Online

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

Laurie Sep 19, 2017
Violin · Online

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

SeungHee "Sunny" S. Sep 19, 2017
Violin · Online

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.

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Jenny K. Jun 13, 2017
Violin · Online

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!

Cooper Jun 12, 2017
Violin · Online

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.

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Bob Z. May 24, 2017
Fiddle · Online

Lauren has a friendly, non-judgmental approach to teaching.

Beverly H. Apr 17, 2017
Violin · Online

Wonderful teacher. Very patient. I learned a lot in my first lesson.

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!

Glenda Apr 5, 2017
Violin · Online

Personable, easy to follow and wonderfully flexible. Learning so much!

Jasmine Mar 26, 2017
Violin · Online

She is amazing and very patient.

Raunak H. Mar 25, 2017
Violin · Online

She was awesome & my son enjoyed his first class with her .

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.

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!

Lisa P. Oct 7, 2015
Violin · Online

I have throughally enjoyed taking lessons with Lauren.

Josh Sep 12, 2015
Fiddle · Online

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

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

We're really enjoying violin lessons with Miss Lauren! She is a very patient and competent teacher.

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