My commitments as a teacher are to have my students play with solid technique, natural and healthy posture, relaxed and tensionless movements, and musical integrity.
Lessons are split into three parts: scales, etudes, and solo repertoire and supplemented with music theory knowledge, improvisation, and ear-training activities.
For my youngest students, I teach rhythms, note names, and reading music through games and songs. With experience teaching pre-K through the collegiate level and beyond, I teach students of all ages and levels, custom tailoring lessons to their unique goals, and weekly progress on the instrument.
As a teacher, I am constantly re-evaluating and improving my own pedagogy as my primary goals are to understand how each student learns best while simultaneously fostering a lifetime love for the violin and classical music.
Lauren is a terrific violin instructor and we absolutely love her! My daughter feels relaxed during her lesson and at ease asking for help or clarification on her pieces. My daughter has learned so much from Lauren, from proper technique to note reading to rhythms, which has greatly enhanced her performance. Lauren always uses positive reinforcement during her lessons, and is always willing to try new techniques to make the lesson time even more effective . But, what's most important, is that my daughter always has fun during her lesson. While she may not always be so enthusiastic to practice at home, she never ever complains about going to her lesson with Lauren. She knows that Lauren will always provide her with a great experience. We're lucky to have found her! - Vienna M.
I have been taking lessons from Lauren for three years now. I have to say, at first I felt very intimidated by the instrument; being 25 years old at the time believing only children can pick up the instrument and succeed. However, Lauren made the learning process very easy and comfortable. She definitely broke the misconception that adults cannot learn to play well. I hope to continue taking lessons from Lauren for many more years to come and learn as much as I can about the violin. - Jason M.
At the age of 54 I decided to purchase a violin and learn to play. I found Lauren Cauley and could not be more pleased with her!! She has taught me so much in my first four weeks. She's patient with me and encourages me when I get discouraged with my playing. She is quick to answer the numerous questions I have. She is an extremely talented musician with a talent for teaching. She pushes me in my weekly assignments and ensures I've mastered one level before we move to the next. Thanks, Lauren! - Mary N.