Hailing from the US, Lauren Pierce is widely recognized as one of the leading pedagogues and performers in the classical music community. With over 10 years of teaching experience, she trained as a Teaching Fellow under Jeffrey Bradetich at the University of North Texas and the String Project at the University of South Carolina. Her teaching spans across many different styles of playing, skill-levels, and techniques. A regular clinician at several workshops around the world, Lauren is experienced in individual private lessons, group classes, and masterclasses.
As a performer, Lauren’s popularity through her music videos on YouTube is unparalleled. Regarded as a musical innovator through her performing and teaching, she has been featured on many international publications and podcasts, including Classic FM, Contrabass Conversations, The Entrepreneurial Musician, Patternroot, Sheeba Magazine, Jason Heath’s Double Bass Blog, MusicOff, Who’s Your Audience, and more.
Lauren is famous for playing works for instruments other than the double bass with ease and virtuosity, including Czardas by Vittorio Monti (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xnDHHFJMnU), Zigeunerweisen by Pablo Sarasate (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMH9fJXZtw4), Bach’s Cello Suites (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FntHqAlD1S0), and many others. You can find more videos on her YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/c/laurenpiercebass
In 2015, Lauren joined the Discover Double Bass team as a teacher alongside founder and teacher, Geoff Chalmers. There, she works to further music education for double bassists by publishing online video lessons, aiding as a tutor for the website’s Study Group, and offering full-length courses. Lauren is also a co-host for the weekly videocast show, “Ask Geoff and Lauren,” where she and Geoff answer questions from viewers about anything bass or music related.
You may see examples of her teaching below:
The Rhythm Exercise:
Lauren offers private lessons at her home in Glen Iris at $80 per 1-hour lesson.