Lauren Spavelko
Pickerington, OH
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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.

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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11 Reviews
Chasity O.
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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 18, 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
Jeffrey B.
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Very nice and professional

Posted May 14, 2019
Hope M.
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Lauren is so nice and she does her absolute best to help you achieve your singing goals and go even further!

Posted Jan 16, 2019
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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.

Posted Dec 5, 2018
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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!

Posted Nov 20, 2018
Aubrey M.
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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!

Posted Feb 4, 2018
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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!🤗

Posted Apr 27, 2017
Dulce A.
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Very nice teacher
Good lesson

Posted Feb 11, 2017
Sebastian F.
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Great first session with Lauren today. Our son is super excited to continue learning with her.

Posted Dec 31, 2016
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Excellent teacher. Had me singing with the first lesson. Lookinf forward to learning more.

Posted Sep 14, 2016

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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


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.

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.


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.
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.
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.
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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