Lauren Williams

Violin Teacher

Lauren Williams

SAA Member


Greentown, IN
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Lauren has grown up in a musical family and her affinity to music was noticed at a very young age. She started violin lessons at the age of eight and has studied with several private teachers, most recently Margaret Jones, former violinist of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Throughout junior-high and early high school, she played and performed as a violinist in the Kokomo Symphony Youth Orchestra. She has performed with other student chamber groups, church musical productions, the Crescendo Orchestra, and Williams Sisters String Quartet for different events, fundraisers, and hired entertainment for Indiana historical societies. Currently, she holds position as concertmaster of the IUK/Kokomo Community Orchestra and serves as a substitute violinist for the Anderson Symphony Orchestra and the Kokomo Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to her pursuits in classical music, Lauren is also a self-taught fiddler who enjoys Bluegrass, Irish, Gypsy, Old-time, and back porch Appalachian fiddling. She competed in her first fiddle contest at age twelve and has since competed in many different talent and fiddle competitions across the state, garnering ten first place awards, four second place awards, and one third place award.

Lauren has also studied and played piano for many years as well as having had received some voice instruction through local choir participation. She also plans to pursue her interest in music composition in the near future and perhaps publish some works and arrangements for solo piano, and chamber string ensembles.

Lauren apprenticed for a semester with a local Suzuki violin teacher prior to receiving Suzuki teacher training and helped with group lessons and the coaching of a small student chamber group. She has now completed Every Child Can and Suzuki violin book 1 teacher training with Linda Stieg, Suzuki violin book 2 teacher training with Roger Stieg, Suzuki violin book 3 teacher training with Martha Shackford, and book 4 teacher training with Roger Stieg.

Although Lauren knows that music requires character and discipline, she also believes music is not music unless it’s enjoyable! She has a great passion for helping others make music fun and personal by tailoring the teaching to the individual’s needs, involving the student’s senses in the learning process, and encouraging them to be bold in their efforts toward their musical goals. She enjoys helping people of all ages and looks forward to making music come alive for them!