Instructor
Joined in
2018

Lauri Mendes

Instructor

Teaches Piano

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Teaches at:
Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Areas of Instruction

Piano

Performance Experience

Several faculty recitals in California, Ohio, and Michigan, Finalist in the Ducrest Young Artist International Piano Competition, Live from WCLV “Arts on the Air” for a fundraiser toward the Cleveland International Piano Competition, “Access to the Arts” - played solo and ensemble music to the elderly in nursing homes

Education

Masters of Music - USC, Bachelor’s of Music degree - Cal State Fullerton

Teaching Experience

Actively teaching in the California and Ohio areas for the past thirty years., Teens-In-Training program that brought piano lessons to the underprivileged children in the inner city schools of Cleveland, Taught in Twin Lakes, Michigan during the summer months of 1999 and 2000, Served as adjunct faculty at Cuyahoga Community College, Cerritos College, and Irvine Valley College

About Lauri Mendes

Lauri Mendes has been actively teaching in the California and Ohio areas for the past thirty years. Ms. Mendes holds a Master of Music degree from USC with instructors that include the renowned pianist Daniel Pollack and harpsichordist Malcolm Hamilton. Ms. Mendes has also finished seventy-eight credits towards a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Ms. Mendes holds a Bachelor’s of Music degree from Cal State Fullerton that includes her primary piano pedagogy; teachers consisting of Dr. Martha Baker-Jordan, Dr. M’Lou Dietzer, and Maryann Uzler from USC. She instructs beginning through advanced piano, theory, listening skills, and ensemble music. She has worked with the Teens-In-Training program that brought piano lessons to the underprivileged children in the inner city schools of Cleveland. In addition, Ms. Mendes has taught in Twin Lakes, Michigan during the summer months of 1999 and 2000 and served as adjunct faculty at Cuyahoga Community College, Cerritos College, and Irvine Valley College. Active as a piano accompanist, she has worked with the Catholic Diocese for twenty-eight years and has worked with young artists at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland Music School Settlement, Cleveland Contemporary Music Ensemble, and in the public-school systems including the Lynhurst and Mayfield school districts. Ms. Mendes has performed as an accompanist in “The Music Man,” “The King and I,” “Oliver,” and “The Secret Garden.”

 

Active as a performer, she has won abundant scholarships including the Wolford Scholarship, scholarship from the Cleveland Institute of Music, scholarship from the Free Masons and numerous piano competition awards. She has performed several faculty recitals in California, Ohio, and Michigan. In Louisiana, Ms. Mendes performed as a finalist in the Ducrest Young Artist International Piano Competition and has performed live from WCLV “Arts on the Air” for a fundraiser toward the Cleveland International Piano Competition. Ms. Mendes has been featured as a pianist with the Fullerton Symphony and a harpsichordist with the USC Symphony. Among her greatest and proudest moments was belonging to “Access to the Arts” where she played solo and ensemble music to the elderly in nursing homes. Currently she belongs to the USC Alumni, Cal State Fullerton Alumni, Golden Key National Honor Society, and Phi Kappa Lambda Beta Omega of the National Honor Music Society. Ms. Mendes is also a substitute teacher for the San Jacinto and Cucamonga unified school districts.

She enjoys reading, walking, and playing with her dog Ginger!

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