Best Practice Arts offers creativity, coaching, and consulting to bring arts to all.
We offer inspiring music and arts programming in Owen Sound, Bruce-Grey-Simcoe, and beyond. Join us in committing to creativity, learning, fun, empowerment and joyful expression for all as we support individuals, organizations and communities in developing meaningful creative and cultural engagement.
Best Practice Arts is an music and arts experiences company providing instruction, facilitation and consulting services. Owner/operator Lauren Best takes an evidence based, interdisciplinary approach to her private lessons, group workshops and consultancy.
Registration is ongoing for individual music and inter-arts instruction and coaching for all ages. Personalized options for learning including: voice and song, piano and keyboard, music and digital media, beginner ukulele and songwriting.
Book your free consultation or try a no-obligation lesson today! Enroll to book private lessons or sign up for Best Practice Arts group classes in Owen Sound at Robin's G.Y.M. and Wellness Centre.
Group Classes and Facilitation
*Recreational music and arts
-including HealthRhythms evidence-based drumming protocol for health and wellness
*Family Music and Multiarts
-including prenatal and baby group classes, birthday parties and baby showers, family music circles, and preschool creative arts
*Music and arts for education and community
-in schools, social service organizations and community groups
*Customized group workshops
-leadership and facilitation training, including corporate/business/non-profit for team-building and arts infused skills development, etc.
About Lauren Best
Lauren Best is an interdisciplinary artist, musician, and arts instructor, facilitator, and coach. She has been involved with local performing arts and community organizations both in her youth and as an adult through her professional arts practice. Lauren continues to work with local organizations such as Sheatre, Sandcastle Theatre, facilitating workshops at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre, and directing the Meaford Children's Choir. Lauren has worked as an independent contractor and consultant since 2006 for a variety of arts and communications based businesses both in Grey/Bruce, and in the Toronto area. She has offered private music lessons and group workshops in schools and community organizations since 2010.
Lauren completed the Artist-Educator Professional Training Program at the Royal Conservatory of Music with the designations of Mentor/Lead Artist, and went on to become RCM faculty. Her work included curriculum development, leading workshops/classes/camps, and teacher training/mentorship, both at the RCM and with other organizations including the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Hospital. Lauren’s interest in using neuroscience findings creatively was highlighted in her work with the RCM’s new early childhood learning program “SmartStart InterArts”, which is based on using music and multiple art forms to develop cognitive skills using both arts and cognitive science best practices.
She is passionate about engaging people of all ages, from newborns to the elderly, through both community based arts and individual coaching and instruction. She has offered private music lessons and group workshops in schools and community organizations since 2010, both directly and under contract and consulting agreements with organizations such as Gilda’s Club Toronto, Dovercourt House (Boys & Girls Club), Rainbow Songs Foundation, Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board.
As a songwriter and performer, Lauren brings heartfelt reflection to the stage during her vocal and instrumental performances. Her music has been heard coast to coast since her debut album release in 2011, with collaborations ranging from electro pop bands to improvised choral music. She is Owen Sound's newest Poet Laureate (2017-2019) with a tenure focused on children, and she continues to bring music and multi-arts to people of all ages through a variety of programming partners (and on stage!).