LAUREN MAYER, MA, B.MUS
Originally from Toronto, Lauren is a graduate of Randolph College for the Performing Arts, and holds a Masters Degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she specialized in musical theatre performance, vocal performance, and vocal anatomy. Lauren is an accomplished performer, vocalist and musician, using her knowledge and experience to tackle multiple avenues of the music/performance industry. Lauren began studying voice and music at a young age with vocal coach Elaine Overholt. At 17, she worked with Canadian singer, songwriter and producer Amy Sky, and spent time in the recording studio as a backing vocalist on Olivia Newton John’s Christmas album, A Christmas Wish. She has performed with theatre companies in Canada including The Lower Ossington Theatre, The Loose Moose Theatre/Sour Dog Theatre, and most recently Hart House Theatre, where she played the role of Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Additionally, Lauren has worked abroad, and has performed in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Lauren is also a songwriter and is frequently found performing her original “soul-induced-acoustic-folk-rock” music in various venues in Toronto.
PHYLOSOPHY OF TEACHING
Lauren believes that, in music, the concept of time is unique for every learner. Instead of using time constraints and hard and fast structures, she adapts to the students’ natural flow of learning, and their creative process.
A lover of music, storytelling, and song, Lauren puts emphasis on performance while catering to each student’s individual needs. Lauren operates under the premise that, with the right training, anyone can sing anything. She believes that, in music, the concept of time is unique for every learner. Instead of using time constraints and hard and fast structures, she adapts to the students’ natural flow of learning, and their creative process.