Lauren D'Ottavio

Lauren D.

New York, NY
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Lesson Details

Broadway Singing

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
If you are looking for voice lessons for yourself, your child, or a friend, my lessons are engaging, student-centered, and never intimidating. No longer study with a teacher that is "set in their ways" - I have a plethora of teaching strategies that are current, and vibrant, geared toward the needs of the individual.

My extensive performing skills in addition to my vocal pedagogy training make my lessons well-rounded and highly effective.
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Lauren delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Lauren is an avid and renowned music performer and educator in the US and abroad, currently building upon her thriving private music studio. Receiving her degrees from Bard College (BA - Piano Performance, Vocal Performance, Theater) and Columbia University (Music & Music Education), she has the excellent training to back up her skills in performing.

Focussed on a student-centered rapport at the forefront of her teaching philosophy, she is dedicated to meeting the needs of her students. She has a plethora of experience and teaching strategies to tailor toward her students.


Conservatory Faculty
Sep 2018 - Present
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School

Piano and Voice Instructor
May 2018 - Present
Studio D'Ottavio, Founder

Founder of select private music studio for piano and voice lessons in Manhattan. Teaching engaging lessons with a student-centered approach. Special expertise in piano pedagogy, music theatre, opera, vocal pedagogy, audition prep.


Masters of Arts, Music & Music Education with NYS Initial Certification
Jun 2016 - May 2018
Teachers College, Columbia University
Bachelor of Arts, Vocal Performance
Aug 2012 - Jun 2016
Bard College
Bachelor of Arts, Piano Performance
Aug 2012 - Jun 2016
Bard College


Fluent / Native Proficiency


New York State Conditional Initial Certification in Music, Grades Pre-K-12
Jun 2018
New York State Department of Education


National Association for Music Education
Jun 2016

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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Photos & Videos


Winter Masterclass 2018


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Stabat Mater, Italy 2017

Senior recital 2016


2 Reviews

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Eva Aug 21, 2018
Singing · In studio

I am an adult who always wanted to be able to sing and express myself through music, but unfortunately did not have the natural ability to hold a tune. Lauren worked with me to systematically develop my range and strengthen my voice and vocal confidence. I am learning a lot of practical techniques, and Lauren gives me lots of individualized feedback and helps me develop good vocal habits/health.

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Susan Aug 21, 2018
Singing · In home

Lauren is a kind, professional and overall lovely teacher. She started with us teaching my 11 yo daughter piano but we have since switched to singing because that is what my daughter wants to do and Lauren is extremely qualified.

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