Natalie Lovejoy

Natalie L.

Nashville, TN
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I spent twelve years studying classical piano under the tutorship for an classical pianist from Oberlin Conservatory and am currently on the piano faculty at Music and Arts in Franklin, TN.

You will get a excellent foundation for technique, style, sight-reading, harmony, and repertoire than will transfer to any other genre. Beginning students will start with a foundation for technique and apply these to basic repertoire, learn to read music, and play scales. Intermediate and beyond will build and improve on these skills to learn classical repertoire and more complex pieces.

About Natalie L.

Natalie is a NYU and BMI Workshop trained composer of songs, musicals, and concert music who has helped many songwriters find their voice and fine-tune their skills. She is particularly adept at identifying what is keeping a song from working (whether it be music, lyrics or both) and helping writers get to the heart of what they want to say.

Natalie is also a classically trained pianist, currently on the piano faculty at Music and Arts in Franklin, TN.

Natalie's work has been heard in New York at Lincoln Center, 54 Below, The Duplex, Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Flea Theatre, and Greenwhich Music House, as well as in San Diego, LA, and Nashville. She wrote the music, book and lyrics to Home/Front which was produced in 2014 to sold-out audiences. It was a semi-finalist in the New York New Work Festival in 2016 and in currently in development for a U.S. base tour.

Other musicals include: Across a Wire (reading 356 Studios, New York, NY), Hall Pass ("Flyers and Fryers," Rancho Bueno Visto High, produced by Blake McCarthy), The Big C (songs, Dramatists Guild), "Performance Anxiety" (music/lyrics, The Flea Theatre, Raw Impressions Musical Theatre Marathon), andThe Music of Natalie Lovejoy (The Duplex). She is listed in The Directory of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers at Contemporary Musical Theater.

Natalie holds a Masters in Music Composition and Theory from New York University where she studied songwriter and concert composition with Dr. Steven Rosenhaus. Natalie is an alumnus of the famed BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop in New York whose other alumni include Alan Menken, Robert Lopez (Avenue Q, Frozen), Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home), Tom Kitt (next to normal), and Flaherty & Ahrens (Ragtime). She also studied songwriting through the Johnny Mercer Workshop at Northwestern University with Craig Carnelia, and Andrew Lippa, Nashville songwriter Lari White, and Amanda McBroom ("The Rose").

Natalie loves working with composers and songwriters of all ages and ability levels. Please click on individual lessons to learn more.

"I took composition lessons with Natalie and looking back on my work before starting with her, it was scattered, lacked structure, needed honing. She is already a crazy talented composer herself and it translates to her teaching. Natalie is really great at asking the right questions. Why did you write this? What are you trying to say with this piece? What feeling are you trying to tap into with those chords? I can attest to writing with much more confidence and just as important, REWRITING with much more confidence. If the song doesn't work she will let you know but subsequently, she will let you know what DOES work and what to build on. Very supportive, as well as very critical, in the best possible way. It means she cares about the work you're creating. So much so that after running several rounds of rewrites by her, I completely trust the product I am putting out there. I will continue to come back to Natalie to hone my craft." -- Tristan S, composition student, New York, NY

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Viviann
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Great first lesson, looking forward to the next.

Posted Jul 22, 2019
John F.
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Posted Jan 23, 2019
Roger C.
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Natalie is always very insightful! Excellent!!

Posted Jun 11, 2018
Tom Gallaher
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Natalie seems like a really good piano teacher.

Posted Nov 28, 2017
Stephanie
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Natalie was great with my 7 year old daughter. They worked together on warmups, and she gave her a song to practice during their off time. Natalie was pleasant, and a joy to work with! She is really great with kids.

Posted Aug 29, 2017
Paige
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Posted May 2, 2017
Meadow A.
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We have only had one lesson so far but my kids really like Natalie. I had a lot of questions before booking and she was very patient and prompt with her answers. Glad we found her!

Posted Apr 11, 2017
Brandi
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Posted Mar 14, 2017
Brooklin K.
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She is a great instructor! I am 9 yrs. old. She is kind,pretty,and a lot more than that. She gives you breathing instructions when you start and then you start to sing.. you have to start singing the....do re mi fa sol la ti do. I think if you pick Natalie you will think the same way as me. I can't wait until my next lesson!!!

Posted Mar 7, 2017
Stephanie G.
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very easy to work with, especially if you are nervous!

Posted Feb 1, 2017
Daniel M.
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Excellent teacher. Very knowledgeable and patient. Highly recommend.

Posted Jan 17, 2017
Daniel M.
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Posted Jan 10, 2017
Tierra
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Natalie demonstrated patience, understanding and professionalism while working with my granddaughter. Tierra had never taken lessons before and was extremely nervous. Natalie is blessed with a very nurturing and kind demeanor. Her calm and supportive demeanor was much appreciated.

Posted Jan 10, 2017
Silvi P.
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Posted Nov 29, 2016
Paige
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While Natalie is a supremely educated and experienced voice instructor, she remains supportive of the novice singer and is insightful in her curriculum.

Posted Nov 2, 2016
Paige
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Posted Nov 1, 2016
Leo G.
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It was a Great first lesson! Perfect location and look forward to the next one.

Posted Mar 29, 2016
Kim Y.
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It was my very first lesson and it was great! I actually learned a song already. She gave me some music to practice. I'm taking 30 minute classes but I think after this session of classes is over I'm going to upgrade my time.

Posted Nov 18, 2015
Brandon T.
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Very professional and knowledgable. Starts on time. My son will takes voice lessons and now interested taking piano as well.

Posted Nov 14, 2015
Chassidy G.
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Natalie L. Is a great instructor. I'm learning a lot about how to improve my technique as well as music theory and how to play songs with chords and melodies.

Posted Nov 13, 2015
Simonne (23) H.
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Natalie L. was wonderful to work with. She really helped me with sight reading and tempo (which I sorely needed). She also helped me build my audition repertoire and play with my voice to find new ways of singing. I highly recommend Natalie! She also plays the piano very well, which helps when you're learning new material.

Posted Jan 8, 2015

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Experience

Private Songwriting, Piano and Voice Teacher
Aug 2017 - Present

Music & Arts

Composer/Lyricist/Librettist
Oct 2016 - Present

Hall Pass ("Flyers and Fryers")

Hall Pass is an immersive musical set and performed inside a high school, offering a glimpse of the world young people navigate everyday. Brimming with moments any former teenager will recognize and relish - as well as those they might rather forget - audiences choose their own adventure as the experience the trials and triumphs of the class of 2020. "Flyers and Fryers" is one such story about a cheerleaders whose dark secret comes out during practice right before the big game. "Flyers and Fryers" premiered at Grace Church School in the East Village, Manhattan, in October 2016 and continues to be performed around the country.

Teacher/Founder - Sighting-Singing for the Actor
Jun 2013 - Present

Self

Composer/Lyricist/Librettist
May 2013 - Present

Home/Front

A new musical about the conflict between those who deploy and those who stay home. Premiered Off-Off Broadway at the Abingdon Theater in NYC in 2013.

Private Songwriting, Piano and Voice Teacher
Jan 2009 - Present

Private company

Composer
Oct 2018 - Nov 2018

Tennesse State University's Meistersingers Choir

Natalie's choral piece "By Night when Others Soundly Slept" was performed on two separate concerts by Tennesse State University's Meistersingers Choir.

Composer/Lyricist
Jan 2016 - Apr 2017

Muse Match: A Musical Theater Blind Date

MuseMatch is a Musical Theater Blind Date Collaboration, where composers are paired with singers they don’t know and are asked to share their deepest, personal joys and fears; and make a song together. Natalie has been asked to write for Muse Match twice, once for Ally Bonino ("Put on a Smile") and another for Lucy Horton ("How to Read a Room") who is currently on the national tour of "Anastasia."

Private Voice and Piano Teacher
Sep 2013 - Jun 2016

The Bergen Academy of Music and Art

Composer - "Movement to Contact"
Sep 2013 - Sep 2013

Veteran Artist Program

Composer the score for the Veteran's Artist Program's PSA "Movement to Contact" which has played in Times Square and various TV networks.

Private Piano Teacher
Mar 2010 - Sep 2011

Finger Power Music

Music Director
Jan 2010 - Mar 2010

Tisch Twisted

General Music Teacher
Sep 2006 - Jun 2007

Corkan Middle School

Education

Certificate
Sep 2010 - Jun 2012

The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop

Master of Music
Sep 2009 - May 2011

New York University

Master of Music in Music Theory and Composition
Sep 2009 - May 2011

New York University

Bachelor of Music
Sep 2001 - May 2005

The Catholic University of American

Private Study
Sep 1989 - May 2002

Classical Piano

Certificate
Sep 1998 - Jun 2001

The Peabody Preperatory

Languages

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Affiliations

Dramatists Guild, The
Feb 2014
The Dramatists Guild of America was established over eighty years ago, and is the only professional association which advances the interests of playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists writing for the living stage. The Guild has over 6,000 members nationwide, from beginning writers to the most prominent authors represented on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theaters.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
May 2005
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.
Pi Kappa Lambda
Sep 2002
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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