Piano & Harp
Lauren Arasim, a southern California native, has been playing the harp since 1999. She earned a Masters Degree in music performance under the tutelage of Dr. Carrol McLaughlin with special studies in jazz and electronic music from The University of Arizona and both a Bachelors Degree in music performance under the tutelage of Mindy Ball and a Bachelors Degree in music education from the Hall Musco Conservatory of Music at Chapman University.
Although classically trained, Lauren is not your typical harpist.
She will surprise you with her music when you hear her play classic rock, pop, Latin, jazz, and blues. She is currently collaborating with world renowned blues musician/singer Nathan James.
Lauren is also passionate about shedding a new light on the once classical instrument by playing an electro- acoustic harp with guitar effect pedals and performing rock and pop covers as well as original compositions that are blues and jazz inspired.
Lauren has two solo recordings, “The Watchman” and “Breathe In”, that are inspired by Zion National Park as well as a self published piece of sheet music entitled “Spanish Storm”.
Lauren is also a pianist and enjoys teaching both piano and harp lessons. She inspires her students with her creativity, encouraging a good knowledge of music theory and composition. Her outgoing and gentle personality make her easy to get along with, and her students love their lessons each week.