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Natalie L.
Nashville, Tennessee
Music Theory Doesn't Have to Be Hard! (or Boring)
I have my Master of Music in Music Theory and Composition from New York University, and I love teaching theory! Music Theory can be taught within an instrumental lesson (voice and piano) or in a lesson by itself. If you've never liked it or been able to grasp it before, it's time to change that! Beginners will master fundamentals such as note-reading, keys, time-signature, rhythms, intervals, scales, chords, and harmonic progressions. Intermediate to Advanced students will build on these skills and learn part-writing and score analysis (both tonal and atonal). Private lessons are an excellent compliment to music theory classes taught in schools, especially for any student who needs outside tutoring.
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. 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, and was a semi-finalist in the New York New Work Festival. She most recently wrote the music and lyrics for an episode in New Musical Inc's webseries SO PROUDLY WE HAILED. Other musicals include: A Morning in New York, 1974 (reading 356 Studios, New York, NY), Hall Pass ("Flyers and Fryers," produced by Blindspot Collective), Club Meds (reading, Mad Horse Theatre), and "Performance Anxiety" (music/lyrics, The Flea Theatre, Raw Impressions Musical Theatre Marathon). 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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Natalie L.
Nashville, Tennessee
Music Theory Doesn't Have to Be Hard! (or Boring)
I have my Master of Music in Music Theory and Composition from New York University, and I love teaching theory! Music Theory can be taught within an instrumental lesson (voice and piano) or in a lesson by itself. If you've never liked it or been able to grasp it before, it's time to change that! Beginners will master fundamentals such as note-reading, keys, time-signature, rhythms, intervals, scales, chords, and harmonic progressions. Intermediate to Advanced students will build on these skills and learn part-writing and score analysis (both tonal and atonal). Private lessons are an excellent compliment to music theory classes taught in schools, especially for any student who needs outside tutoring.
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. 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, and was a semi-finalist in the New York New Work Festival. She most recently wrote the music and lyrics for an episode in New Musical Inc's webseries SO PROUDLY WE HAILED. Other musicals include: A Morning in New York, 1974 (reading 356 Studios, New York, NY), Hall Pass ("Flyers and Fryers," produced by Blindspot Collective), Club Meds (reading, Mad Horse Theatre), and "Performance Anxiety" (music/lyrics, The Flea Theatre, Raw Impressions Musical Theatre Marathon). 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

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Teaching since

Teaching since 2006

Education

Certificate

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 7+

Speaks

Speaks Spanish

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Composer/Lyricist
Mar 2022 - Present
New Musicals, Inc
Natalie wrote the music and lyrics for the musical episode "Still Standing Proud" for New Musicals Inc's webseries SO PROUDLY WE HAILED, which honors veterans in their own words.
Composer/Performer
Mar 2022 - Present
Piano Love (album)
Piano Love is Natalie Rebecca Lovejoy's debut studio album of original, modern piano solos. Inspired by the works of Bach, Chopin, Debussy, George Gershwin, Aaron Copeland, Floyd Cramer, Vince Guaraldi, and others, the album consists of 10 tracks infused with classical, pop, rock, romantic, and jazz elements that takes the classic piano solo into the twenty first century.
Private Songwriting, Piano and Voice Teacher
Aug 2017 - Present
Music & Arts
Composer/Lyricist/Librettist
Oct 2016 - Present
Blind Spot Collective
Natalie wrote the music, book, and lyrics to the short musical "Flyers and Fryers" as part of the musical HALL PASS, an immersive musical set and performed inside a high school, offering a glimpse of the world young people navigate everyday. "Flyers and Fryers" premiered at Grace Church School in the East Village, Manhattan, in October 2016 and continues to be performed around the country.
Composer/Lyricist
Apr 2014 - Present
Contemporary Musical Theatre
Natalie is listed in the writers' directory of contemporarymusicaltheatre.com where her sheet music is available for purchse.
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
General Music Teacher
Sep 2006 - Jun 2007
Corkan Middle School
Certificate
Sep 2010 - Jun 2012
The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop
Master of Music in Music Theory and Composition
Sep 2009 - May 2011
New York University
Master of Music
Sep 2009 - May 2011
New York University
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2001 - May 2005
The Catholic University of American
Certificate
Sep 1998 - Jun 2001
The Peabody Preperatory
Private Study
Sep 1989 - May 2002
Classical Piano
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
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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Music Theory
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$35
45 minutes
$53
60 minutes
$70
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30