"My daughter has been studying piano with Lauren since age 7, and now she's 14. Her experiences have included the development of great technique, practice skills, and artistic sensitivity; developing proficiency in improvisation, composition, and transcription, performing solos and duets, and learning to accompany her own vocals. She has learned repertoire from a wide range of genres and composers. She has benefited greatly from Lauren's individualized approach, and I am thoroughly pleased with the results."
- Miranda A., Parent
"Our family has had a wonderful experience working with Lauren Sonder. Her extensive education and passion for the arts are evident in her curriculum. She is encouraging and patient, while setting high standards for her students.
She has an amazing ability to recognize different learning styles and adapt to suit each individual student. Our sons, ages seven and nine, are both students of Lauren's and they have completely different learning styles. Lauren has gone out of her way to create an environment conducive to each of their individual needs.
She inspires creativity and makes each lesson a multi-sensory adventure. My children have experienced a grand sense of accomplishment and are having fun learning. I am grateful knowing my children are receiving a superior music education."
- Brooke S., Parent
"We approached Lauren about lessons for our daughter several years ago. Chief among our concerns was that our clearly musical daughter have a tool at her disposal for composition purposes and a teacher that would provide the space and flexibility for our daughter to pursue her compositions as she matured. Lauren’s background both in pedagogy and composition seemed an ideal fit. She has provided both discipline for our daughter to learn to use her tool and the space to have fun while she does it. In addition to the weekly lessons, the periodic group piano lessons and recitals have allowed our daughter to become comfortable performing in front of her peers and the public. An essential tool for any potential musician. We are grateful to Lauren for her time, patience and energy both with our daughter and with us. We simply cannot recommend Lauren enough."
- Alva B., Parent
"We have LOVED having Lauren Sonder as our son's piano teacher! He has learned so much from her and her passion for teaching is evident. She utilizes a variety of teaching methods and keeps lessons professional and fun."
- Stacey B., Parent
"In 2007, I possessed a sizable pile of homespun art songs stacked in loose paper and held together with binder clips. One by one, Lauren and I tackled them and got them fully transcribed. I still have that "pile" of music, but now a whole lot of other people can actually read a good number of the pieces! As a teacher, a "composition coach," or editor... for me... no one else compares."
- Charmane V., Student
- Charmane V., Student