Kids Aren’t Lazy by Lauren Haley

Kids Aren’t Lazy by Lauren Haley2018-11-29T19:28:57+00:00

Kids Aren’t Lazy by Lauren Haley

Lauren A. Haley, author of Kids Aren’t Lazy: Developing Motivation and Talent Through Music, is as an internationally celebrated violinist and violist, and the Founder of Lauren Haley Studios.

Grounded in her belief that the study of music helps children develop valuable life skills including resilience, discipline, and confidence, Kids Aren’t Lazy draws from Haley’s 10 years as an accomplished music educator to guide parents through their child’s study of music.

Her comprehensive strategies are suitable for both the beginner and the advanced student, and are designed to help parents demonstrate the highest level of faith in their child’s potential.

Readers will learn:

  • How to respond to the inevitable bumps in the road that test a young musician’s focus and motivation – from class time, to at-home practices, to performances and competitions.
  • Why seemingly harmless remarks and shifts in body language can unintentionally halt the development of a child’s talent.
  • How parent participation in the study of music can impact a child’s self-esteem and influence how he/she treats others.
  • Why it’s critical to re-direct criticism, failure, and self-doubt into an empowering quest for higher standards.
  • How to find the instructor who is the best fit for your child, and how to know when it’s time to part ways with your child’s current instructor.

Check out her book on Amazon (coming soon).

Lauren Alexandra Haley, author of Kids Aren’t Lazy: Developing Motivation and Talent Through Music, is a professional violinist, violist, and music educator based in Houston, Texas. In 2013 Ms. Haley earned a degree in Violin Performance from the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Oleh Krysa. Accepted into both the violin and viola performance programs at Eastman, Ms. Haley also studied violin with the late Zvi Zeitlin and viola with Phillip Ying (of the Ying Quartet). While living in the United Kingdom and studying at the ACS Egham International School, Ms. Haley performed and recorded professionally in the London Telefilmonic Orchestra. She also performed in Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Chichester Cathedral, St. John’s Smith Square, and Menuhin Hall. Throughout her career she has studied with Fredell Lack, Andrzej Grabiec, Levine Andrade, Irina Walters, Rodica Gonzalez, Lawrence Wheeler, William Pu, Marie Winget, and Nina Westbrook. Ms. Haley has also played both violin and viola in the Wally Fields Jazz Orchestra and with the Thames Philharmonia. As a student, she was recognized as the Farnham Young Musician of the Year in 2008 and was chosen for a solo performance for the 2007 conference of the Association for Music in International Schools in Aberdeen, Scotland. She is a graduate of the International Baccalaureate and has extensive chamber music, orchestral, opera, and choral experience at both collegiate and pre-college levels. Ms. Haley has taught younger musicians throughout her academic and professional career. In 2007 she founded Fiddlers’ Club, a non-profit string ensemble for young musicians in Surrey, England. In Rochester, New York, she taught after-school violin lessons at School 17. In 2015 Ms. Haley attended Juilliard’s 2015 Starling-Delay Symposium for Violin Studies in NYC. She a member of the Southeast Texas Suzuki Association (STXSA), the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and the international music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota. An educational entrepreneur, Ms. Haley is the Founder of Lauren Haley Studios where, in affiliation with the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, she enrolls over 60 young musicians studying violin and viola. Ms. Haley performs on a 1750’s Thomas Smith violin, a 1930’s Francois Lotte bow, and a modern viola. She also enjoys piano, voice, and conducting.

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