Lauren Edwards earned her Master of Music in Performance from Ohio University, and her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Capital University Conservatory of Music. As a performer, Lauren has performed in numerous ensembles, including flute quartet, mixed woodwind, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos. One of Lauren’s most notable highlights was performing Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun with the Ohio University Symphony Orchestra. Professionally, she has performed on the flute and the piccolo with the Ohio Valley Symphony, Otterbein Summer Theatre Program, Parkersburg Choral Society, and for weddings at Hocking Hills. Recently, she acquired a new skill of flute repair to further her education of the complex instrument.
As a music educator, Ms. Edwards has taught private flute lessons to students of all ages and levels for five years. Besides flute lessons, she has also taught flute methods, music theory, and flute choir, as the Flute Teaching Assistant at Ohio University, utilizing online teaching. In the summer of 2018, she served as the masterclass clinician at the Capital University Winds and Percussion Camp. She has been a part of the Athens Community Music School since 2017. Before that, she had taught lessons in school districts surrounding Columbus. Spending quality time with students provides the opportunity to improve their focus, self-confidence, and expression, in addition to musical skills. Ms. Edwards believes highlighting the unique aspects of each student is what makes her job special.