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. Currently, she teaches with the Suzuki Talent Education Program in Pasadena and also maintains a private studio of over 30 students ages three and up in West 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.
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 has taught at the college level for a number of years as a teaching assistant for the UCLA string pedagogy class. 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 consults with individuals and organizations on music education programs and curriculum planning.