Lauren Steinmetz was trained as a cellist and studied at Mannes College of Music and Manhattan School of Music, and spent the first part of her career freelancing in NYC and beyond, including teaching cello and chamber music. Ms. Steinmetz followed her increasing interest in music pedagogy and research upon moving to Germany, and she has since taught at the Universität der Künste in Berlin, Universität Potsdam, Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus, and the Institut für Musik at the Hochschule Osnabrück, and is currently pursuing a PhD in music pedagogy. Her particular interests include helping artists to develop as instrumental teachers, internationalization in music pedagogy, and improving access to music education in the classroom and beyond, so that everyone has the opportunity to express themselves through music-making.

She works with WP 5, internships and mentoring.