- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- September 2006
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'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
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.
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.
Natalie's choral piece "By Night when Others Soundly Slept" was performed on two separate concerts by Tennesse State University's Meistersingers Choir.
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."
Composer the score for the Veteran's Artist Program's PSA "Movement to Contact" which has played in Times Square and various TV networks.
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.+ Read More
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.
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.
Natalie is always very insightful! Excellent!!
Natalie seems like a really good piano teacher.
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.
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!
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!!!+ Read More
very easy to work with, especially if you are nervous!
Excellent teacher. Very knowledgeable and patient. Highly recommend.
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.+ Read More
While Natalie is a supremely educated and experienced voice instructor, she remains supportive of the novice singer and is insightful in her curriculum.
It was a Great first lesson! Perfect location and look forward to the next one.
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.
Very professional and knowledgable. Starts on time. My son will takes voice lessons and now interested taking piano as well.
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.
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.+ Read More