ShihLan Lavner

Violin Faculty
Violin Faculty
Shih Lan Liu holding a violin and smiling in front of a window.

ShihLan Lavner is a dedicated and dynamic violin educator.

ShihLan Lavner is a dedicated and dynamic violin educator. She is passionate about teaching and enjoys working with young generations of classical musicians. A professional violinist and teacher, Liu came to the United States as a teenager to study violin at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, where she received a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance. At USC, she was a violin scholarship recipient working with Eudice Shapiro and Alice Schoenfeld. After graduating, she furthered her violin studies with David Stockhammer, Noumi Fischer, Claire Hodgkins, Eudice Shapiro, and most recently, Alexander Treger.

Many of her students have been concertmasters and soloists with several local orchestras such as Brentwood Symphony, Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra, Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra, and Olympia Youth Orchestra. Her students have won many competitions, including ASTA, VOCE, Southern California Junior Bach Festival, SYMF, and the Korea Times competition. She is a frequent judge of competitions and is an active member of both American String Teachers Association and Music Teacher Association of California.