Lauren Sawyer
Boulder, CO
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Lauren Sawyer

Lauren S.

Boulder, CO
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experienced voice therapy coach of 25 years helping people recover from chronic hoarseness, soft voice from atrophied muscles, gravely and tight voice, spasmodic vocal cords and vocal tremors. I structure my lessons so clients experience immediate vocal relief, while also developing long lasting voice skills.

About Lauren S.

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 S. 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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Ashley R.
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Great teacher, very thorough and I immediately saw improvement from just my first lesson

Posted Oct 24, 2019
Alissa
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Top notch voice training! Worth every penny.

Posted Oct 24, 2019
Kim H. Los Angeles
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My voice has improved dramatically since I've been working with Lauren. Her knowledge, ability to hear and fix vocal problems is astounding. Highly recommend!

Posted Oct 24, 2019
Gail S. NYC
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I'm singing better than I ever have! Thank you so much, Lauren!!

Posted Oct 24, 2019
Paul
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Lauren helped solve my voice problems quickly and gave me confidence to perform again.

Posted Oct 23, 2019
Kyrie
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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.

Posted May 24, 2018
Isabel
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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.

Posted May 6, 2018
Linda
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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!

Posted Apr 23, 2018
Elizabeth
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Extremely knowledgeable, her years of experience are clear from the first lesson.

Posted Apr 23, 2018
Greg
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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.

Posted Apr 22, 2018
Ari

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!

Posted Apr 22, 2018
Amanda
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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.

Posted Apr 22, 2018
Joanna
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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!

Posted Apr 21, 2018
Sam
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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

Posted Apr 21, 2018
Rhonda
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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.

Posted Apr 21, 2018

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Experience

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.

Education

Yoga Teacher Training
Jun 2019 - Aug 2019

Core Power

BA Vocal Performance
Jan 1994 - May 1998

University of Colorado

Awards

Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions
Jan 1997

Metropolitan Opera

Affiliations

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.
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.
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.

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