Lauren Edwards recently earned her Master of Music degree from Ohio University, and attended Capital University Conservatory of Music for her Bachelor of Music degree. She has taught private flute lessons for five years, and currently teaches in the Columbus area. She enjoys performing in a variety of 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 flute and piccolo with the Ohio Valley Symphony,
Otterbein Summer Theatre Program, Parkersburg Choral Society, and for weddings at Hocking Hills. Recently, she began studying the basics of flute repair to further her education of the complex instrument.
In addition to performing as much as possible, Lauren prioritizes taking time to teach. Spending quality time with students provides the opportunity to improve their focus, self-confidence, and expression, in addition to musical skills. She believes highlighting the unique aspects of each student is what makes her job special. At Ohio University, she enjoyed teaching flute lessons, flute methods, music theory, and flute choir, as the flute teaching assistant. She has been a part of the Athens Community Music School since 2017. Before that, she taught lessons in school districts surrounding Columbus, and served as the masterclass clinician at the Capital University Winds and Percussion Camp. When Lauren is not teaching, she enjoys walking her dog, doing yoga, and cooking.