Louise Lansdown was appointed Head of Strings at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2012, after holding the position of Senior Lecturer in the School of Strings at the RNCM 2001-12. She is the founder of the Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition and Festival launched in October 2014 as well as the founder and President of the British Viola Society. She is a former trustee of LDSM and a trustee of the European String Teachers' Association and the Albion Quartet, on the board of the Quartet of Peace Trust, and directs the Conservatoire-based viola course at Pro Corda, Suffolk.
Along with her viola students, Louise is the founder of a major distance-learning education project that Birmingham runs in collaboration with Music is a Great Investment, Soweto, South Africa called ARCO. The project was launched in July 2015. She plays on a French viola c1750 and 1890 Sartory bow: both previously belonging to the South African violist Cecil Aronowitz.