A Kentucky native, Lauren (Kohake) Wiedemer developed a passion for the flute at age ten. Over the past 20 years, she has performed with orchestras, wind ensembles, chamber groups, and as a soloist in various venues. Mrs. Wiedemer believes that she benefited from many exemplary teachers, including Kathleen Karr (Louisville Orchestra) and Merilee Elliott (Lexington Philharmonic). She desires to pass down the rich, musical heritage that she has gained from working with these fine flutists and pedagogues to her own generation of students.
Mrs. Wiedemer believes that flute lessons should develop each student as a total musician. In addition to the essential fundamentals of flute playing, Lauren emphasizes music theory, chamber music participation, music history, and music appreciation in her studio. She works hard to develop a learning plan adapted to meet the needs of each student in a nurturing environment with the right balance of challenge and encouragement. Lauren has 10+ years of teaching experience from beginning to advanced students.
Mrs. Wiedemer is currently the professor of flute at the University of the Cumberlands, where she also teaches music appreciation courses. She is actively engaged in the music community in her area. Lauren teaches private flute lessons to students in central and southeastern Kentucky and frequently performs with groups across the bluegrass.
MA Music Performance, University of Louisville, 2016
BA Music, Georgetown College, 2013