Laurie Niles is the founder and editor of Violinist.com, which has served the violin and classical music community on the Internet since 1996. A violinist herself and a former newspaper reporter, Laurie lives in Pasadena, Calif., where she also maintains a private violin studio and free-lances in the Los Angeles area. In addition to her Violinist.com blog, she also has written articles for The Strad magazine, Strings magazine, Symphony magazine and the American Suzuki Journal and published two books, Violinist.com Interviews Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Indiana University. She has completed SAA training courses in all 10 Suzuki books and is a recipient of the LA-area ASTA Distinguished Service Award.