Lauren Henning is a freelance bassoonist and teacher in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Originally from Western New York, she has played with orchestras and chamber groups throughout Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania. She holds a master’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and undergraduate degrees from SUNY Fredonia in Music Education and Performance.
Growing up, Lauren started playing music at the age of 5 and taking voice lessons at 14. Prior to dedicating her studies to classical music performance, Lauren was a dancer and cast member in several musical theater productions. During her undergraduate studies, she was a music tutor in piano, music theory, and aural skills, where she tutored other university students.
Lauren loves teaching students of all ages and taught privately for several years. Despite her experience teaching large groups in public schools, her true passion is teaching individuals and small classes where she can personalize lessons for each student.
In addition to teaching at Anderson Music Academy, Lauren is currently continuing her music studies in the Advanced Music Studies Certificate program at Carnegie Mellon University. While not performing or teaching, Lauren can be found reading, doing puzzles, and baking. When she is away from her practice space, her favorite music to listen to is rock ‘n roll and musical theater!