Lauren Spavelko

Lauren S.

Pickerington, OH
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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.
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Lauren delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Hello! My name is Lauren S., and I am excited to bring out the musician in you!

We have all sorts creating and learning—children and adults in their first lessons, teens and preteens performing and competing, working professionals looking for a creative love, and retirees coming back to an instrument from many years before. We have parents & children, siblings, and friends who learn and love to make music together!

Whether you're searching for yourself or your child, I would love to invite you to Musical Life—my beautiful in-home studio—and help you meet your musical goals.

We focus on developing true artistry and giving them the fundamental tools to be able to play and create various styles of music including classical, musical theater, folk, contemporary, Christian, and more.

We play from the very first lesson and learn other concepts such as music theory, literacy, and technique in subsequent lessons.

My students are involved in school & community ensembles, school & community theater, and district contests. I support and seek out these opportunities according to their interests.

Please send me a note! I can't wait to get started.

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Owner & Director
Jan 2007 - Present
Private Studio

I have been teaching private lessons since 2007. My home studio has been growing and thriving since my return from Louisville after completing my master's degree in 2016.

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.

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.

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.

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Master of Music - Music Composition
Aug 2014 - Present
University of Louisville
Bachelor of Music - Music Education
Aug 2007 - May 2011
Ohio Wesleyan University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Photos & Videos

Kamaryn loves these jazz tunes. Outtakes from practicing, experimenting (and silliness) before a more polished run-through.
One of my young violinists in the studio at Christmas!

A couple of my sibling students from the recital!

Studying online? This is how the magic happens! All set up with my laptop, Blue Yeti mic, and Bose headphones.

Practicing at home is fun too!

Anae performs "Old MacDonald."

9 Reviews

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Jeffrey B. May 14, 2019
Singing · In studio

Very nice and professional

Hope M. Jan 16, 2019
Singing · In studio

Lauren is so nice and she does her absolute best to help you achieve your singing goals and go even further!

Susan Dec 5, 2018
Piano · In studio

Lauren is a patient caring instructor. She uses lots of praise for the students and listens to what the say. She treats the students and adults with courtesy and respect. I highly revommend Lauren as a piano instructor.

Delaney Nov 20, 2018
Violin · Online

Fabulous. She is energetic and inspiring, and makes the student feel good about their efforts. We’ve only had 2 lessons, but already I’m a big fan!

Aubrey M. Feb 4, 2018
Piano · In studio

Aubrey loves her lessons with lauren! Lauren is very knowledgeable and helps Aubrey at her level. Aubrey is excited and can't wait until her next lesson. We appreciate lauren and all she does to help Aubrey!

Michaela Apr 27, 2017
Violin · Online

My 16 year old daughter is not only enjoying her lessons with Lauren and motivated to practice regularly, she is advancing at a strong pace due to the intuitive and creative teaching skills that a Lauren creates for my daughter! I get the sense that lessons are prepared with thoughtful consideration and attention to my daughter's needs and ability with the future goals always attended to! So far Lauren has been an excellent teacher for my child!🤗

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Dulce A. Feb 11, 2017
Classical Piano · In studio

Very nice teacher
Good lesson

Sebastian F. Dec 31, 2016
Violin · In studio

Great first session with Lauren today. Our son is super excited to continue learning with her.

Chuck Sep 14, 2016
Singing · In home

Excellent teacher. Had me singing with the first lesson. Lookinf forward to learning more.

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