Lauren has been playing cello for 14 years and teaching for the last six. She is pursuing a degree in Music Therapy at Shenandoah University. Lauren is dedicated to bringing the joy of music to all of her students. She is particularly interested in helping special needs children through music. She has assisted young musicians in her position with Crossroads Youth Orchestra based in Culpeper. In addition to playing with the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra for the past two seasons, Lauren has played with the local bluegrass band Gold Top County Ramblers. She performs at weddings and private parties both solo and with ensembles.