Lauren has played violin since she was 5 years old. She is a driven soloist, teacher, and collaborator with a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from St. Olaf College. During her undergraduate education, she was a first violinist in the St. Olaf Orchestra and a member of various string quartets. She has performed on tour with the St. Olaf Orchestra across the United States and Norway and has attended international music festivals in Austria and Ukraine. Passionate about positive and innovative pedagogy, Lauren loves connecting with students of all ages and sharing her love for music. Her other passions include being outdoors, hiking, and cooking.