Lauren Sharkey has been a private instructor and professional performer for 20 years. With a background in harp, piano, and percussion, Lauren has performed with numerous ensembles across northern California. In 2004, Lauren was the College Division Young Artist performer with the North State Symphony.
With a degree in Harp Performance (Simpson University), and M.A. in Music (CSU Chico), Lauren provides a classical and performance perspective to harmony and composition. Along with her passion to make the learning of the mechanics of music exciting for the students of the Academy, Lauren performs as a freelance harpist, guest lecturer, and runs a private studio.