Instructor: Lauren Price Napier

Lauren Price Napier has garnered international attention and accolades in her young career as a musician. Lauren was nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) 2019 Momentum Vocalist of the Year and IBMA’s Momentum Instrumentalist of the Year for 2020. She is mandolinist and vocalist with The Price Sisters band, a group she formed with her sister while in college. They released their first EP with Rebel Records and have been touring ever since. The Sisters’ released a full-length album for Rebel, “A Heart Never Knows,” in the spring of 2018. Fronted by Lauren and Leanna, The Price Sisters' five-piece band has performed at many venues and festivals across the United States, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and was nominated for 2019 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year. 

Music has long been present in Lauren's life. She learned to sing duet-style harmony as a child with her twin sister, Leanna, by listening to their parents sing together. Lauren and Leanna were gifted instruments as children and began to take a strong interest in bluegrass music when they attended a few workshops and festivals in their mid-high school years.

Lauren is a 2017 graduate of Morehead State University with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Traditional Music and a minor in Business Administration. In 2016, 2017, and 2020 Lauren was an instructor at the Monroe Mandolin Camp and MMC’s “Mini Mon Camp.” She has taught classes at Bean Blossom Bluegrass Bootcamp, the Bobby Osborne Mandolin Roundup, and various festivals. Lauren has worked as an artist-in-residence with the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and, in June of 2019, was featured for an interview on Mandolin Cafe. Lauren teaches skype, in-person, and private instrumental lessons for children and adults when she's not on the road performing.

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