Lori has been our piano teacher for more than a decade, having taught all four of my children. She is very encouraging while also challenging her students, teaching them strong fundamentals. We highly recommend her studio!
Lori is such a joy! She makes learning fun. I am always impressed with her patience and ability to motivate her students. My daughter and I look forward to seeing her each week.
My son has been taking lessons from Lori for over three years. He started when he was 5. Family and friends are always blown away with his talent, which has been nurtured by Lori. She is a master teacher, knowing just the right amount of difficulty my son can handle. She always praises him for his hard efforts and gives delicate, gentle consideration for him to improve his technique. In addition to lessons, she also works and teaches the theory behind music. When I was purchasing my sons theory book at the music store, the employee said “Wow! You must have a really good piano teacher if she works on theory.” My son looks forward to piano lessons each week. We just feel so fortunate to have found her.
I like to get to know my students and establish a good rapport. I try to understand their musical goals so that I can better meet their needs.
I was a Humanities major in college, which included Musical Studies. I am a member of the Desert Valley Music Teachers Association. I have had continuing education in pedagogy through DVMTA. I play for my church and accompany choirs.
I charge $75 per month tuition for three 30 minute lessons and one hour Music Theory Class.
i took over a studio for a friend who was having surgery and I absolutely loved being able to share my deep love of music with others.
I have started students as young as four through adults. I have many gifted students and I have also had great success with students who experience learning difficulties.
Right now, in my studio, we are preparing for a large ensemble (duets) performance. Each students learns two duets and practices them with 30-40 students who learned the same songs. The performance is all the different music. It is like Symphony for the Piano! Amazing and so very fun!
Look for a teacher who is fun and has a positive connection to your child. Look for a teacher who has a grasp of the technical side of performance: hand position, use of hands, shaping the phrase, etc. Also, the teacher should be organized so your child will be well prepared for performances. These are all aspects of music that I work hard to achieve for each student.
Ask: What are my goals in piano?
How mush time can I devote to master this skill?
What kinds of music interest me?
Am I willing to perform and share my gifts with others?