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Lauren Kooistra

Lauren Kooistra

Associate Director and Research Associate

104 Ihlseng Cottage
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 865-4197


Lauren Kooistra earned her Ph.D. in Music Education, with a dissertation entitled The Experiences of Two Young Children in Informal Piano Lesson Settings: Expressions of Meaning and Value. Holding previous degrees in both Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy, Lauren is interested in the intersections of learning theory and child development with the musical development of young children. Her research focuses on application of these aspects within piano lesson settings, and her scholarship has been internationally published and presented.