Welcome to laurenpassarelli.comWelcome to the official site for Lauren Passarelli.
"I just wanted to thank you for your time, energy, and encouragement during our private lessons and Beatles group courses a few years back. You were always quick with an encouraging word and I very much appreciated that. I've spent the last few years marinating in the lessons you imparted upon me and in many ways they helped me grow and develop self confidence as an artist and a human being. So thank you! I've always admired your dedication to your students, but also to your artistry and passions away from teaching."
~ Holden K.
"Fabulous! Congratulations, Lauren! Can hardly wait to hear ~ Best CD cover art and layout I've seen yet...on this planet, no less!"
~ Cynthia C. (Portsmouth, NH)
"What a cool CD cover!!! I listened to the Blast of Love and recognized some landscapes in your Youtube video. Congratulations. Your voice is so lovely."
~ Kristina (neighbor)
"Up late listening to music and as usual I'm drawn to your work. Just listened to All The Words again. I heard the geese tonight in the clouds. What to say? Geese bumps. What inspired you to write this? It's short! It's like getting a taste of something wonderful and then realizing that it's done just as you know that you want more!"
"Another great one! your voice sounds AWESOME- so clear and unrestrained. I really like it...I need to listen again."
~ Elizabeth L.
I love your ebook! It's worth the price for the rest stroke alone!
~ William H.
"Thank you so much for coming all that way and doing such a wonderful job on my song! You have such a great attitude and are so fun and easy to work with. I love the different parts you came up with for the song. It really gives it a different sound. Looking forward to mixing it. Thanks again!"
~ Deborah G.
Super clear, great tips I can actually use right now. I like that it accesses videos, very cool.
~ Barb O.
"Congratulations on your album! It's just amazing that you released this with so many credits to your name -- producer, mixer, photographer AS WELL AS composer and performer! You are very versatile as a composer, thoughtful and original as a lyricist, and of course capable and interesting as a performer."
"Up late listening to music and as usual I'm drawn to your work. Just listened to, "All The Words", again. I heard the geese tonight in the clouds. What to say? Geese bumps. ;o)"
~ Peter F.
"Congratulations Cuz. Love the cover art.
Love the video too- what a lot of work to produce all of this AND do all of the music from A to Z."
"CDs arrived today, Blast sounds great so far, looking forward to listening to all the music."
~ Blathnaid a.k.a. Bravery Girl (in Dublin Ireland)
"On Tuesday evening I hooked up my iPad and played your songs through the outdoor speakers on the main deck and patio where we cooked and hosted a grill and supper by the lake for our employees. MASSIVE hit!!! Absolutely everyone loved your music. We had the entire bay to ourselves and the music rolled over the lake and filled the whole bay. We had a huge fire burning and the embers were sparkling up into the sky as your music was playing. It was perfect. It struck me that someone can create some music, release it into the World, and it lives on."
~ Debra (in RI)
"YAY, Lauren! You did it! The whole thing sounds & looks fabulous!"
~ Elizabeth L.
"This is very nice. I want to purchase Blast Of Love and Playing With the Pieces. Certainly a great way to start the new year with your inspiring music. :)"
~ Marina (in Brazil)
"Beautiful in every way. You're magic."
~ Stefanie M.
I didn't think I'd ever get the hang of using a pick, but I've gotten better right away. Every little bit of time makes a huge difference.
~ Steve M.
"So much to say about Blast. Listening now. I've got goose :-) - I mean geese bumps - when I heard the drums in "Let the Music Begin". Your drumming sounds like Ringo ! It's like you have Ringo guesting. And the subtle banjo and then accordion is perfection - I think that's what I'm hearing. The sound of waves and the seagulls in Sea Road is transcendent...I'm off the scale excited by Blast of Love. Cheers and thanks Lauren, you're magic! I'll get back to you with more on Blast. It's amazing."
~ Peter ( in Arkansas)
Category Archives: Writing
Me & Ruby & Billy adding oohs to my song, Reaching For Love.
Master guitarist, Lauren Passarelli has been a guitar professor at Berklee College of Music since 1984. • She’s an entertaining Performing Songwriter, • Beatles’ Expert • Creativity & Technology Clinician • Recording Engineer • Music Producer & Music Arranger • … Continue reading
Questions for Lauren, by Robin Stone Bolstered By Blue and many other tunes on this record have arrangements that are very complex, with multiple backing vocal parts and various instruments coming in and out. How do you go about composing … Continue reading
I’ve always gotten a kick out of learning songs & guitar parts deeply to sound like the recordings that I loved. That was my measure of how well I knew the music & how … Continue reading
There’s every reason on earth to enjoy the creative things you enjoy as often as you choose to. We see ourselves in definitive ways & at various times or ages in our lives we allow ourselves to have & be … Continue reading
I think there is something necessary & life giving about creative work. A state of excitement. And it is like a faucet: nothing comes unless you turn it on and the more you turn it on, the more comes. But … Continue reading
Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens. When I listen, I can hear whether my students are ready to absorb what I have to offer. First I need to know they believe in their ability and, at the same time, that they’re willing … Continue reading
You go forth from time to time, place to place, open & eager for all you can feast upon, dancing with words to have the resources to peal through for things to sing, songs to write, thoughts to share.
“Essentially, I want good company in my creative life, and I want to provide that to my fellow creators. I want to help other people love their work so that they keep going and give it the very best attention … Continue reading
“And now it is your Life Story and it is you who play the leading roll. The stage is set, the time is now, and the place wherever you are. Each passing second a new link in the endless chain … Continue reading
When I was a teenager I wanted a “Dream Machine” where I could record all the musical ideas in “me head” & hear them “beck” all at the same time. I was using two cassette players & bouncing tracks while … Continue reading
L Pass ~ my favorite bits from Why Music Matters Karl Paulnack, Director, Music Division The Boston Conservatory Given what we have since learned about life in the Nazi camps, why would anyone in his right mind waste time and … Continue reading
“Hopefulness only makes sense when it doesn’t make sense to be hopeful. This is your century. Take it and run as if your life depends on it.” ~ Paul Hawken
Check out my friends & their music. They’re quite the song masters. Elizabeth Lorrey Jesse Ruben Will Knox Sarah Burrill Anthony Barden Johnny Nicholson
Let’s time eat more When Rise moon sing Laugh you dance me Smile possess Start wanna clap some doggie’s fun doin’ Mention yours mention ours Heaps jollys Now expect, hearts connect, cheeky doing Peak!
Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened. Don’t open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument. Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways … Continue reading
I worked with a fabulously creative friend & lyricist, Stefanie Mis from 1981-1994. Among our 31 songs, we have a song called “Sad Cafe” that has the line, ” I want to be a part of something, somewhere, now”. As … Continue reading
One of my just keep your pen moving blurbs that could almost be a poem Sept. 9, 2002 If I rearrange the letters I can sculpt new words & how delicious it would be to take power over my own … Continue reading
Elizabeth Gilbert is a superb author who’s voice & spirit I deeply enjoy. She has the intelligence, humor & playfulness combination that seriously tickles me. Here she talks about all of us & the creativity we use & the courage … Continue reading
1 Zen and the Art of Writing — Natalie Goldberg 2 Old Friend From Far Away 3 How To Write
I love the sound of Geese, like clarinets in the sky. I have recorded them as they flew over head & put them in my song, All The Words. Wild Geese by Mary Oliver You do not have to be … Continue reading
Once you get a feel for being submerged in music & in your self created life nothing compares. It’s always getting better & hard to go back.
A Few Great Books Writing Down the Bones – Natalie Goldberg The War of Art – Steven Pressfield The Well Of Creativity – Julia Cameron, Natalie Goldberg & others The Artists’ Way – Julia Cameron The Courage To Create – … Continue reading