“Fascinating undertones and range.

Judicious violin.”

~ Penguins Eggs Magazine

“A joy to work with! Laurel brings the highest level

of talent and professionalism to her art.”

~ Kevin, wedding client

“An exceptional teacher! Knowledgeable, patient, and insightful with specific strategies to improve my technique. I am looking forward to continuing to realize the great results that

outstanding teaching can bring.”

~ Kathy, viola student

Hey Friends!

I hope everyone is staying safe and doing what they can to stay positive and connected with family, friends, and our communities through these crazy times. Unfortunately, all my tours for the US, Canada, and Europe in 2020 and into 2021 have had to be postponed until further notice. Please check my calendar for future concert dates. I hope to see you then, or even sooner if that becomes possible.

While in-person concerts, events, recording sessions, and music lessons are not possible at this time, I’m available for virtual private and public concerts, recording remotely from my home studio, and teaching violin, viola, and fiddle lessons via Skype, FaceTime, or Zoom.

Please reach out to me if you want to take your playing to the next level with some private lessons, are a songwriter, band, or ensemble and want to have me overdub a violin part, or an entire string quartet on your new song or album, or if you’re a fan and are interested in booking me for a virtual concert to enjoy along with your family and friends.

I also offer virtual coaching for musicians struggling with performance anxiety, chronic pain, or interested in making the leap to the next level of their career, including musicians getting ready to record their first album, Classical musicians hoping to branch out and explore a wider range of musical avenues, and coaching for private music teachers, particularly those interested in setting up a successful online studio (the online portion of my studio has been going strong for over a decade now!). I love brainstorming, troubleshooting, and would be honored to help you reach your next goal.

I also invite you to enjoy all the resources and music I offer on my site, including my albums, my courses on a variety of violin and viola technique topics, my Violin Geek blog and podcast.

For concert venues and clients interested in booking me for their weddings and other events, I am tentatively booking dates later in 2021 and beyond. To get in touch about any of these possibilities, please email me at laurel@laurelthomsen.com



Genre-defying violin, viola, and vocal performance,

instruction, and recording.