Lauren Bateman is a guitar teacher (specializing in acoustic guitar) and voice teacher located just outside the Boston area. As a local recording artist located in the suburb of Medford, Lauren's love of music started at the age of 12 when her mother signed her up for piano lessons. But her real passion for music started when her sister bought her a guitar at the age of 16. Within a few months of learning how to play, Lauren began writing her own songs while sitting in her basement or in her room at night.
Lauren attended Boston University where she developed her style and desire to perform while watching many independent artists grace the stages of the local clubs and venues in Boston. Upon graduation, Lauren began studying voice to persue music as a career.
Lauren has been touring the local Boston music circuit since 2007 playing venues like The Middle East, Johnny D's and Oliver's Nightclub. She has also played out in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. Lauren released her debut album in the spring of 2010. Music from the album has already been awarded with inclusion on multiple compilation CDs and use in television promotion.
Lauren is a graduate of the Music Careers Mentoring Program with master guitarist and musician Tom Hess. She has learned a lot of information about the do's and don't's of the music business not known by most guitar or singing teachers in Boston.
Lauren is also an active participant in the Elite Guitar Teacher's Inner Circle, where music teachers from different backgrounds, musical genres, instruments, and even different countries gather on a regular basis to brainstorm ideas on how to bring more benefit to their students through monthly seminars and master-class-like events.
Not only does Lauren hope to be a great guitar or voice teacher to you, she also would like to commit herself to being a personal mentor to help you get your music career started.
She is dedicated to helping you achieve you goals. Together, you can become the musician you have always wanted to be. What are you watching for?
"I would highly recommend Lauren Bateman. She has an excellent teaching acumen and knows her music well. Lauren also adds the fun element to learning by holding mini showcases and jams with her students a few times each year. My daughter loves getting to try out her 'talents.' More importantly, Lauren is an accomplished member of a Band which keeps her involved in developing musically and professionally. " - Sal D, guitar student.
“I'm a 53 year old lawyer with three teenagers. I started taking lessons with Lauren last year and I can honestly say it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made." - George M, guitar student
"Lauren really cares about her students and their development....Most teachers that I have worked with never cared about the performance aspect and applying some of the things I'm learning." - Sabrina, voice student