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About Lauren Frey

Lauren Frey
Lauren Frey
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Lawrence Township, NJ
Speaks: English
Instructs: Piano, Voice
Education: Master of Music in Voice Performance and Pedagogy, Westminster Choir College, 2012 Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance, Westminster Choir College, 2010 TESOL Certification, 2020
Performance Experience: Soprano Lauren Frey is from Pittsburgh, PA. Lauren was commended for her performance as Musetta in Opera Western Reserve's production of La Boheme. She "brilliantly negotiated the intricacies of her bel canto role with sparkling ease." In her famous "Musetta's Waltz" aria, Frey "depicted Musetta beautifully," while her ensemble vocals were "absolutely stunning" (The Classical Cleveland). Cleveland's A Musical Eye described her performance as "saucy."
Teaching Experience: Lauren Frey received her Masters and Bachelor of Music degrees in Voice Performance & Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College. She has taught voice and piano privately for over 13 years, ages 5+. She is a faculty member at several institutions and has presented masterclasses across the US. As a professional soprano, Lauren has performed nationally and internationally to much acclaim. www.LaurenFreySoprano.com
Teaching Philosophy: Whether teaching in a one-on-one, classroom, virtual or masterclass setting, I facilitate a positive learning experience for my students. The environment must be active, collaborative, and engaging. Students often have individual performance goals, and appreciate some options within the framework of a lesson or course. I encourage learners to research/suggest their own repertoire.

Get to know Lauren Frey

Lauren Frey received her Master of Music degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College where she was a protégée of famed Metropolitan Opera soprano, Sharon Sweet.  Since completing her Master's degree in 2012, Lauren continued her development under the guidance of Ms. Sweet and also served as Ms. Sweet's teaching assistant.  Lauren worked with the Sharon Sweet Studio in several masterclasses conducted at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey.  In addition to her masterclasses at WCC, she has also led masterclasses with Opera Steamboat, in New York City, and throughout New York and New Jersey. Lauren and her husband, Chris Longo, co-own the Frey Longo Music Studio, LLC, which offers lessons for numerous instruments.

​Lauren has performed extensively both domestically and abroad with companies such as New York City Opera, The Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Opera, and Lyric Opera Weimar.  She has been passionate about sharing her expertise through her own private voice studio since 2007.  She is experienced working with all levels and a range of musical styles.  As a result of her classical training with Ms. Sweet, Lauren repeatedly demonstrates that vocal technique is built via vocal exercises (vocalises) that are based in the bel canto tradition.  Vocalises on specific pure vowels establish a healthy and easy production. Through these vocalises, students are trained to sing with a relaxed jaw, released tongue, forward vowels, creating space on the inhalation, independence between the articulators and, of course, breath.  By maintaining a breath-based, holistic process, the voice naturally balances and its unique characteristics can come through. First and foremost, Lauren strives to help students build a consistent, healthy process that leads to a balanced sound.
 
Throughout her career, Lauren has studied with some of the country’s leading teachers and coaches from prestigious institutions, such as The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Westminster Choir College, and Juilliard. She is passionate about passing the traditions and teachings of these mentors onto her students.

​In addition to her work as a voice teacher, Lauren is a certified TESOL ELS teacher. This gives her the knowledge and tools to discuss proper pronunciation, diction, articulation, and production.  She is comfortable working in English, Italian, Spanish, German, French, Russian, and Czech.  Furthermore, Lauren has also helped clients, including teachers, narrators, and news anchors, develop a healthy and well-produced speaking voice.

Lauren Frey teaches at:
3375 US Hwy 1 Suite 150
Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
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100 US Highway 9 Suite 2
Manalapan, NJ 07726
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