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Lauren C.
Brooklyn, New York
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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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Lauren C.
Brooklyn, New York
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Trusted teacher. World-class lessons. Creative lessons tailored to your child
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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FANTASTIC TEACHER! Lauren taught me for 2 years as an adult beginner and I could not have asked for a better experience She is so patient, kind and encouraging. During our time I believe I made tremendous progress with her instruction even though halfway though we had to switch to remote lessons because of Covid. Phenomenal person and gifted teacher!!

Posted Oct 14, 2021
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Thank you Ms. Lauren for helping me grow as a violinist. You made the lesson so enjoyable and I found the notes that you made for me so helpful for my weekly practice. I wasn't sure how online lessons would be during the pandemic, but you made it so easy to follow along the lesson over Zoom and shared notes over the screen which made it so much easier to learn. Thank you for helping me practice for my audition pieces for which I got accepted for 2 different orchestras. You were always very positive and so patient throughout and taught me fun tricks and ways to make my weekly practice better. Thank you!

Posted Sep 21, 2021
Online

Lauren has been an amazing teacher and mentor. Her teaching technique and talent has made a huge difference in my teenage daughter's musical journey.

Posted Jun 3, 2021
Guest Artist / Educator
Jan 2016 - Present
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.
As a guest artist and educator, Lauren has given performances and worked with students at universities around the world.
Chamber Music Faculty
Sep 2015 - Present
Chamber Music Center of New York
Artist-in-residence
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
The Walden School
Violin Faculty
Aug 2015 - Jul 2016
Bloomingdale School of Musioc
Teaching Artist
Dec 2014 - May 2016
Midori and Friends
Teaching Assistant
Sep 2012 - May 2014
Eastman School of Music
• Led course for undergraduate and graduate level violinists utilizing Otakar Ševčík’s School of Violin Techniques, Opus 1, Part IV • Provided essential weekly feedback for studio-class student performances, creating an empowering, encouraging atmosphere
Contemporary Performance
Feb 2014 - Feb 2014
Impuls Academy Graz, Austria
MM Violin Performance and Literature
Sep 2012 - May 2014
Eastman School of Music
German
Jun 2012 - Sep 2012
Bauhaus Universität
BM Violin Performance
Sep 2008 - May 2012
Eastman School of Music
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Academic Distinction (Graduation Honors)
May 2012
Eastman School of Music
GRAMMY®: Musician on Best Classical Solo Vocal Album 2020
Mar 2020
The Recording Academy
Alumni Arts Award
Oct 2018
Burr & Burton Academy
Deutsche Akademische Austausch Dienst
Apr 2012
German Government
BMI
Nov 2020
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