Lauren B.

Lauren B.

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Scottsdale, AZ

About Lauren B.

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Lauren teaches: Males 8 and up
Females 8 and up
Teaching since: August 2007
Last sign in: More than two months
Average response time: 6 hours

Overview

My Background:
I have seven years of private teaching experience, and one year of teaching general music class at a Middle School. I have taught students ages 4-adult, all of whom came from various musical backgrounds with a large range of interests and abilities. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and a Master's in Music in Voice Performance. I just moved to Arizona to pursue a Doctorate in Voice Performance at Arizona State University where part of my degree program includes a TA position where I am given the opportunity to teach private and group voice lessons to students enrolled at the University.

I have been blessed to study with many fantastic voice teachers and coaches throughout my career all of whom have contributed to my personal skill sets as a teacher. I am currently studying voice with Carole FitzPatrick who is a professor at ASU with an extensive resume that spans throughout opera houses in Europe and the US . I am always reading new information about vocal technique and musicianship so that I can continue to be an educated and informed musician and teacher.

As a performer, my main focus is on Opera/Classical singing, but I also have a lot of experience in Musical Theater. I am classically trained, which is the foundation for healthy singing in any genre. I have a lot of performance experience so I can help you to not only become a better singer, but a better performer, which is invaluable in auditions. My most recent opera performance was as Musetta in Puccini's "La Boheme," other roles include Olympia/Les Contes d'Hoffman, Papagena/Die Zauberflote, Le Rossignol/L'Enfant et les Sortileges among others. In 2012, I had my European debut as both Susanna and Barbarina in Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro" at the Tuscia Operafestival in Italy. In my musical theater experience I have played Sally Brown in "You'™re a Good Man, Charlie Brown" and Sonya in "Godspell."

I am qualified to teach voice at all levels and piano for beginning to early intermediate level. All students have the option to study both voice and piano with me if they wish to do so. Students who study piano while learning to sing are able to practice more efficiently, and will be more successful in an academic setting if they wish to pursue music at a higher level. Combined Piano and Vocal lessons are also helpful for younger students who may not have the attention span to sit through 30 minutes of one discipline.

*** Lesson Details ***
I think that it is important that students know what they want to achieve in their lessons. I am not going to get you ready to audition for American Idol after a month of voice lessons, so realistic goals and consistency in practicing are important.

It is my goal to allow you to reach your own "personal best." As singers, we rely heavily on the ears of others because we cannot truly hear ourselves. I will work with you to develop your best qualities as a singer and to work on any aspects of your technique or performance abilities that may need extra help. Within a month of taking lessons, you will be able to sing noticeably easier and more comfortably. Within three months of taking lessons, you will be more aware of your capabilities as a singer.

Voice lessons will typically be divided evenly between technique/warm-ups and working on specific songs.

For piano students the lesson will consist of theory (learning how to read music), technique (learning how to play piano) and applying that information to pieces that they could eventually perform.

No matter your age, level, or instrument, the student who practices what they learn in lessons throughout the week will always progress faster than the student who doesn't practice.

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for providing their own materials for lessons. This includes any music which is assigned by the teacher or any additional pieces they want to work on. The teacher will do her best to make obtaining materials cost effective and easy, but ultimately the cost and responsibility falls on the student and/or their parent. Also, please ensure that students signing up for piano lessons have something they can practice on at home.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Electric piano, space for waiting parents

*** Specialties ***
I personally sing mostly classical and opera, but have a strong background (and love) of musical theater.

*** Training ***
10+ years voice training
French, German, and Italian Diction Proficiency
Basic French language skills

Photos and Videos

As Sonya in "Godspell." Singing "Turn back, O man"

Education

DMA Voice Performance May 2014 - Present
Arizona State University
MM Voice Performance Aug 2010 - May 2012
Chicago College of Performing Arts- Roosevelt University
BME Music Education Aug 2005 - May 2009
Loyola University New Orleans
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JoyB1 October 24, 2011
Best teacher ever!

Lauren is the best teacher ever! She is patient, she understands what you need to learn. She is very nice,respectful and fun to be with. I have learned so much being with her! She knows exactly what songs to teach. She is just over all GREAT!
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RonaldG May 3, 2011
music professional

I really enjoy learningthe puano This is something I SHOU;\LD HAVE DONE A LONG TIME ago, LAUREN IS AN EXCELLENT TEACHER very professional and encouregong in her approach to teaching, aim rnjoyong the experience very mudch
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StephanieG March 13, 2011
awesome!

Lauren is awesome! She is extremely patient, warm and respectful. She's passionate about teaching and singing...even musical theater. Every lesson was catered to my needs and we focused on what would make me the best performer at my audition. She even helped me with my monologue. If I was staying in Chicago, she would definitely become a permanent teacher for me. Highly recommended.