"Awesome as always! Lauren is simply the BEST! She is very patient and so knowledgeable! I learn so much at every lesson!!" - Chuck J., Private Student
"Lauren is a great instructor. She is somehow both quick and thorough and helped me significantly within the first 45 minutes. Couldn't be happier." - Ryan L., Private Student
"I just completed my first lesson with Lauren. I was hesitant as to how it would go because I know nothing about the violin or how to hold the bow. With that said, even though it has only been one lesson, I have complete confidence that Lauren will help me reach the goals I am looking to achieve. She has a wonderful calmness that makes you feel relaxed and competent." - Catherine P., Private Student
Lauren Abels, a native of Chicago and former resident of Vero Beach, FL, fits into just about every genre of music with her fiddle playing. Her malleability within the industry has afforded her multiple opportunities performing and recording with artists who have styles ranging from Classical to Bluegrass.
Currently, Lauren is apart of Tennessee-based Americana Rock band, John Salaway & the Stones River Saints, and has opportunities to perform regularly with local Nashville artists at legendary venues such as The Bluebird Cafe, Acme Feed & Seed, and 3rd & Lindsley. In 2017, Lauren graduated from Belmont University with a degree in Classical Violin Performance. She studied privately there with Juilliard graduate and protégé of Dorothy Delay, Elisabeth Small, and Grammy Award-winning Tammy Rogers-King of The SteelDrivers. In 2018, Lauren founded Modern Mozarts, a multi-genre string trio that performs for weddings in Middle Tennessee, and The Tune Project, a multi-faceted online channel that allows violin and fiddle lessons to be accessible to students around the world.
In 2019, Lauren started The Tune Project Podcast. It is here that she is able to continue to cultivate her passion for both music and people by showcasing artists in her hometown of Music City, and providing them the opportunity to share their story and talent.