Lauren Sawyer

Lauren S.

Boulder, CO
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Lesson Details

Classical Voice

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
25 years of teaching voice has given me the joy of helping singers of all ages and abilities realize their full vocal potential. As a vocal technician, my approach to teaching is based on the principles of vocal science, as well as my own proven theories. My students not only increase their range, vocal strength and develop a better tone, many of them have gone on to perform in major theaters throughout the nation. Whether you are a musical theater, opera, rock, jazz or pop singer, my technique will help you trust your voice and free you to be creatively expressive.
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Lauren teaches



Lauren delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 11 to 75 and special needs

Teaching since:

Whether you sing musical theater, classical, pop. jazz, country or rock, you will learn how to use your voice well. It won't hurt, you won't get hoarse, and you'll create sounds you've only dreamed about.

Hi! I'm Lauren Sawyer. I am an internationally known singer and business owner who is passionate about vocal technique. Singing well is a SCIENCE. I have developed proven exercises that will make your voice resonant and strong. Singing is also a BELIEF. Our work together will give you the courage to release your voice from self doubt and help you experience the immense joy that comes from being creatively expressive with it! For over 25 years, this has been the essence of my teaching philosophy.

My students range from beginning singers who are curious about their vocal potential, to professionals who need a polished edge to their audition repertoire. As Founder of Boulder Music Institute, a summer training program for artists, my work is all about empowering, guiding and creating jobs for the singer. My relationships with talent agencies in the United States and Europe have helped many performers launch their professional careers.

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Executive Director
Jan 2013 - Present
Boulder Music Institute

Founded in 2013, the Boulder Music Institute is a community organization that exists to empower, guide and create jobs for the singer. Our purpose is to provide resources for musicians to hone their skills and advance their career in a supportive environment. As a result of our programs, singers in the Boulder community have been able to develop the skills they need to succeed in Colorado, the United States and throughout the world.

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BA Vocal Performance
Jan 1994 - May 1998
University of Colorado


Yoga Alliance
Apr 2018

Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Our mission is to spread the power of yoga one person at a time.

We believe that the individual experience of yoga is of paramount importance, and are committed to supporting the passage of yoga from trainer to teacher, teacher to student, and student to aspiring yogi. Our role as the national support organization for the yoga community is to ensure that the practice of yoga will keep growing, so that more people will connect with yoga and be transformed. As an organization we keep several core values at heart: service, excellence, transparency, learning and community.

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Alexander Technique International
Jan 2017

Alexander Technique International (ATI) is a world-wide professional organization created to promote and advance the work begun by F. Matthias Alexander. Its members include teachers, students, and friends of the Alexander Technique. ATI embraces the diversity of the international Alexander Technique community and is working to promote international dialogue.

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American Guild of Musical Artists
Jan 2000

An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Jan 1998

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

Photos & Videos

Kate Pardoe, soprano
"Gorgeous" from Apple Tree Musical
Anastasia Jamieson, soprano
Don Giovanni
La Boheme
Lauren Sawyer, Producer
Vocal Competition winners
Lauren Sawyer, Producer
Boulder Music Institute

Amanda Raddatz, Soprano
La Traviata

Jason Mendelson, Lead Vocals
Legitimate Front
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10 Reviews

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Kyrie May 24, 2018
Opera Voice · In studio

The BEST! Lauren is an impeccable musician, teacher, and vocal technician. I studied voice in college at Oklahoma City University and started taking lessons with Lauren after a 4-year break from singing. Since my first lesson, I have seen consistent improvement in my technique and confidence. My voice is the healthiest it has ever been! I am creating sounds that just BLOW ME AWAY!

Lauren has a wide range of students, from beginners to advanced. Opera to musical theater. One thing you can be certain about her is that she has a passion for teaching. The commitment to help you improve is there. In my opinion, that is what you want in a teacher. I have the utmost confidence in recommending Lauren to someone who is looking for a teacher.

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Isabel May 6, 2018
Singing · In studio

Lauren is a great professional! When I started my singing lessons with her, I was not confident about my voice and I was not sure if I would be brave enough to audition for musical theater. She has been helping me to get over my fear and believe in myself more as well as she has taught me techniques that really improved my voice. Now I know that all of this is possible.

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Linda Apr 23, 2018
Vocal Training · In studio

Lauren is just amazing; knowledgable, positive and encouraging. I have a vocal tremor meaning my voice shakes when speaking and I lost the ability to sing. With Lauren's help, I am strengthening my voice. I had voice therapy sessions with a medically trained therapist where I made no progress and was encouraged to accept my 'limitation'. With Lauren, I didn't have to settle for accepting my limitation. Rather, I am making huge progress, thanks to her technical expertise, knowledge and encouragement, My speaking tremor is nearly gone and I can sing again!

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Elizabeth Apr 23, 2018
Classical Voice · In studio

Extremely knowledgeable, her years of experience are clear from the first lesson.

Greg Apr 22, 2018
Vocal Training · In studio

I'm in a rock band and was having trouble making it through the sets. My voice was often hoarse after a show and it was causing me a lot of stress. Lauren rehabilitated my voice with exercises that felt like a vocal message. I use them daily to keep my voice healthy. She is incredibly knowledgeable and effective. I highly recommend her.

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Ari Apr 22, 2018
Broadway Singing ·

I am 14 years old and wanted to learn how to belt. Lauren’s teaching not only help me sing better but I now have one of the lead roles in my school musical! She is so great!

Amanda Apr 22, 2018
· In studio

I was experiencing extreme fatigue after singing. I had lost my high notes and couldn't figure out why. Lauren worked patiently with me to regain my confidence and vocal strength. Today, I am singing better than I ever have and I am so grateful! I recommend her to any singer i meet who is having trouble with their voice or is wanting to go to the next level.

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Joanna Apr 21, 2018
Broadway Singing · In studio

Lauren is, by far, the best voice teacher I've ever worked with. My voice improved significantly in just one lesson. Her understanding of the voice, and her ability to help a student achieve a professional sound is astounding!

Sam Apr 21, 2018
Classical Voice · In studio

Lauren's skills and knowledge vastly exceed any other voice teach I've ever had and for the same price. Her training will take you far beyond what you thought you could do

Rhonda Apr 21, 2018
Vocal Training · In studio

We were referred to Lauren by our daughter’s ENT for vocal therapy since her current vocal coach was unable to help her with retraining. Lauren has not only helped her singing technique but has given great advice and mentoring to our daughter with her dreams of becoming a Broadway performer.

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