Phoenix Area Voice Teachers
Specializing in Musical Theatre and originally self-taught, Ben learned to accompany and write songs on his own. Once he learned music theory under formal study, his musicianship grew to levels previously unimagined. Ben has a BFA degree in theatre and an MAED degree in Education. He studied voice with world-renowned composer Dr. Enrico Garzilli, and piano with Lila Kane and Susan Sposato. He has served as musical director/conductor for several musical theatre productions including Gypsy, Bye Bye Birdie, The Pajama Game, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors, Avenue Q, and the Wedding Singer, among others
Lauren has been playing and performing for over 20 years. She began studying piano and voice at the age of 9 and has loved it ever since. While studying at Brigham Young University, Lauren toured with the prestigious International Folk Dance Ensemble as a musician with their band, Mountain Strings. She was the pianist and backup vocalist for the band and toured with them throughout the United States. Lauren is also an active performer in local community theaters and she is very involved with the music in her church community. She has experience performing in many capacities in front of audiences of all sizes and demographics.
She has always had a passion for music and she loves instilling that passion in others. She has taught piano and voice lessons on and off for the last 13 years, and it's truly a joy to see her students progress. Whether it's encouraging students to be creative and write their own songs, or weaving complicated theory into the pieces they're working on, Lauren strives to make learning music fun and enjoyable while still being productive. Her student's learning goals are the top priority in lessons. Rather than teaching her own objectives, she makes the lessons about the students. She loves teaching students of all ages and levels and is excited to get started with you!