Lauren Cless is an experienced pedagogue, orchestral violinist, and chamber musician. At the Rivers School Conservatory, she teaches Suzuki Violin and Chamber Music. In 2017, Lauren received the Certificate of Achievement from the Suzuki Association of the Americas, an award that recognizes teachers for their commitment to excellence, life-long learning, and self-improvement. Previously, Ms. Cless was a member of the faculty at the Western Springs School of Talent Education. She is a graduate of long-term teacher training in the Suzuki violin method with Kimberly Meier-Sims at the Cleveland Institute of Music Sato Center for Suzuki studies. Her complete Suzuki method training includes units 1-10, practicum, and Suzuki Principles in Action. In the summer, Lauren can be found teaching at the Colorado Suzuki Institute, and she previously served as faculty at Point CounterPoint Chamber Music Camp, where she taught violin and coached chamber ensembles.
In addition to being an enthusiastic pedagogue, Ms. Cless is an active freelance performer in the greater Boston area. Together with her husband, a violinist/composer, Lauren owns a thriving business that performs live string music for weddings all over New England. She lives in Acton, MA with her two young children, and is a Suzuki parent for her 6 year old daughter.
Lauren Cless earned a Master of Music in Violin Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Northwestern University. Major teachers and mentors include Kenneth Goldsmith, Gerardo Ribeiro, David Updegraff, Stephen Rose, and Kimberly Meier-Sims.
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