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Lauren S.
Pickerington, Ohio
Learn Piano with ease from an experienced pianist and instructor
Music should never simply be a rote-learning process. We develop real artistry. My students learn how to interpret, transform, and create music. From the first lesson, we experiment with various musical "ingredients" and revisit these tools often as we move through a lesson series or repertoire. Students explore a variety of styles and learn to read, compose, and improvise. Students as young as five have created their own theme and variations on a favorite tune with these techniques.
About Lauren S.

Hello! My name is Lauren, and I am excited to bring out the musician in you! At Musical Life Studio, we foster music from the beginning through the professional level. Our students include: • Children and working adults in beginning & intermediate study • Collegiate and professional musicians coming for project-based coaching, • Retirees returning to an instrument from many years before. • Parents & children, siblings, and friends who learn and love to make music together • And more! I would love to invite you to study in-person or online to help you meet your musical goals. We focus on developing true artistry and giving you the tools to play many styles including classical, musical theater, folk, contemporary, jazz and blues, Christian, and more. We play from the first lesson and learn music theory, literacy, and technique in subsequent lessons. Our students are involved in school & community ensembles, school & community theater, and district contests. We also have students who have been prepared for professional and pre-professional opportunities. Please send me a note! I can't wait to get started.

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Lauren S.
Pickerington, Ohio
Learn Piano with ease from an experienced pianist and instructor
Music should never simply be a rote-learning process. We develop real artistry. My students learn how to interpret, transform, and create music. From the first lesson, we experiment with various musical "ingredients" and revisit these tools often as we move through a lesson series or repertoire. Students explore a variety of styles and learn to read, compose, and improvise. Students as young as five have created their own theme and variations on a favorite tune with these techniques.
About Lauren S.

Hello! My name is Lauren, and I am excited to bring out the musician in you! At Musical Life Studio, we foster music from the beginning through the professional level. Our students include: • Children and working adults in beginning & intermediate study • Collegiate and professional musicians coming for project-based coaching, • Retirees returning to an instrument from many years before. • Parents & children, siblings, and friends who learn and love to make music together • And more! I would love to invite you to study in-person or online to help you meet your musical goals. We focus on developing true artistry and giving you the tools to play many styles including classical, musical theater, folk, contemporary, jazz and blues, Christian, and more. We play from the first lesson and learn music theory, literacy, and technique in subsequent lessons. Our students are involved in school & community ensembles, school & community theater, and district contests. We also have students who have been prepared for professional and pre-professional opportunities. Please send me a note! I can't wait to get started.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2007

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Master of Music - Music Composition

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Teaches ages 4+

Speaks {{languages}}

Speaks English, Italian, French

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She is such a good voice coach. She watches you and knows exactly what to work on with you. She challenges you and also is very comfortable to work with. I highly recommended lessons with Lauren!!

Posted Jan 19, 2020
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I thank God that I have Lauren as my violin teacher. As a new learner I fell comfortable and extremely confident with her. She is amazing, very patient, and helps me with all my errors or helps me on how to improve. Thank you from the bottom my heart!! God bless you in everything you do and your family!

Posted Jul 6, 2019
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Very nice and professional

Posted May 14, 2019
Adjunct Professor of Music
Aug 2017 - Present
Otterbein University
I teach Music Theory & Piano to the musical theater students at Otterbein University.
Composer / Arranger - Concert Music
Aug 2015 - Present
Freelance
I am a professional composer of concert music (orchestra, choir, band, chamber ensemble, and more). My works have been performed around the US and internationally. I have been commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Johnstone Fund for New Music, the Central Ohio Symphony, and more. I also assist in arrangements and engraving for other composer and directors.
Owner & Director
Jan 2007 - Present
Musical Life
At Musical Life, we believe that all people are musical, that music can be a meaningful part of your life, and that you can come to music at any age.
Teaching Assistant - Music Theory
Aug 2014 - May 2016
University of Louisville
I taught Music Theory I and II to college undergraduate students. We covered the fundamentals of music literacy, developed their ear training and sightsinging skills, and analyzed and composed music of the Common Practice Period from Bach through Mozart.
Performer / Crew
Oct 2012 - May 2014
Tajci / Cameron Productions
I toured regularly with Tajci across the country for two years, and now collaborate with her on occasional concerts. I performed as a solo violinist and backup vocalist. I also learned how to setup and run a professional sound system and gained a rudimentary knowledge of theater lighting. Occasionally, I act as assistant road manager when our producer cannot travel with us, coordinating many aspects of concert logistics.
Traveling Homeschool Teacher
Oct 2012 - May 2014
Tajci & Matthew Cameron
I served as a traveling homeschool teacher to three boys (initially in grades 2, 5, & 7) as we toured the country with their family performing concerts of Christian music.
Master of Music - Music Composition
Aug 2014
University of Louisville
Bachelor of Music - Music Education
Aug 2007 - May 2011
Ohio Wesleyan University
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency
Ohio Resident Educator (Music K-12)
May 2011
Ohio Department of Education
This is my music teaching certificate granted by the state of Ohio.
Winner of the Spoleto Festival's 2017 Young Composers Competition
Aug 2017
Spoleto Festival (Spoleto, Italy)
Graduate Dean's Citation
May 2016
University of Louisville
Graduate Teaching Assistantship
Aug 2014
University of Louisville
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Aug 2015
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.
American Composers Forum
Sep 2014
The American Composers Forum enriches lives by nurturing the creative spirit of composers and communities. We provide new opportunities for composers and their music to flourish, and engage communities in the creation, performance and enjoyment of new music.
Mu Phi Epsilon
Sep 2007
Mu Phi Epsilon (ΜΦΕ) is a co-ed international professional music fraternity. Today, Mu Phi Epsilon has chapters both nationally and internationally. The fraternity supports achievement in music through the awarding of grants and scholarships, as well as music competitions, concerts, and summer music programs. Much of this work has been supported by the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation, an organization that has been in existence since 1963, as well as fundraising and donations.
National Association for Music Education
Sep 2007
National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. 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. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century. Since 1907, NAfME has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers.
Pi Kappa Lambda
May 2007
An American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of music. There are currently 205 active chapters and approximately 64,500 individual members.

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