Lauren Pierce (Classical Double Bass Specialist)


Based in Texas, USA, Lauren is a professional double bassist and educator. Her hugely popular YouTube channel features virtuosic performances of double bass solo repertoire. Lauren has studied with many notable bassists such as Craig Butterfield and Jeff Bradetich and is renowned teacher in her own right.

In 2015 Lauren joined the Discover Double Bass team as our classical double bass teacher. She has released numerous double bass lessons on a range of topics.
She has also released three step-by-step courses: 


 Lauren Pierce teaching at the UNT Summer String Institute.

Lauren Pierce teaching at the UNT Summer String Institute.


Lauren Pierce's Double Bass and Strings

Lauren plays a small Italian instrument from the 1850s, unknown maker. 

Strings: For solo tuning, she uses Pirastro Flatchrome Solos for the top 3 strings and a Spirocore Weich on bottom (I usually have a drop D on bottom).

In orchestra, she uses Bel Cantos with a Spirocore Medium E.

For chamber music, she like the Flatchrome orchestra strings for the top 2, a Spirocore Weich on the A, and a Spirocore Medium E. 

Hear Lauren play:

She is among the very few bass players in her generation who is using her brilliant virtuosity and mature musicianship to bring out the most subtle and refined emotions in any musical work performed on bass.
— Catalin Rotaru
Lauren Pierce proves Sarasate’s flurries of violin-virtuoso notes are no match for her nimble fingers.
— Kyle Macdonald (Classic FM)
She is simply an exception.
— Edicson Ruiz

Lauren has created several step-by-step courses to help you master the double bass, from the comfort of your own practice room!