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Lauren Deutsch

Lauren Deutsch holds a doctoral degree in violin performance from UCLA. She studied with Movses Pogossian and Guillaume Sutre for her Doctor of Musical Arts degree and Lorenz Gamma for her Master of Music degree.

In addition to performing, Lauren is passionate about teaching. She maintains a private studio of over 25 students ages two and up in Woodland Hills, CA.

Lauren and her sister, Lindsay, co-founded a non-profit organization Classics Alive Foundation (www.classicsalive.org) to encourage, mentor, and motivate kids to become involved in classical music. She volunteers her time in preschools and elementary schools exposing children to violin and music.

Lauren also holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in science. Graduating Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from USC, she went on to receive a master’s degree in Kinesiology, completing original research studying the biomechanics of violin players. She continued her research at UCLA studying the biomechanics of bowing techniques as the focus of her dissertation.

She taught at the college level for a number of years as a teaching assistant for the UCLA string pedagogy class and as a teaching assistant for upper level Kinesiology courses at USC. Lauren has also spent many summers teaching violin at the Los Angeles Suzuki Institute and has been honored to be a masterclass teacher at various Suzuki programs. Lauren was the head of the string program at the UCLA Summer Music Academy, a chamber music program for high school students. She also was part of the UCLA/Hamilton High School mentoring program, where she taught and mentored underprivileged, talented violinists to prepare them for college music auditions.

Ms. Deutsch also is passionate about sharing her love of teaching with other teachers, and she enjoys training beginning teachers and those teachers wanting to learn more about teaching young kids. She has completed her Suzuki training with teachers including Liz Arbus and Cathy Lee.

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