Lori's Piano Studio

Lori's Piano Studio

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About this pro

I thoroughly enjoy my piano students. We work hard together in discovering the beauty, patterns and fun of music! I offer many incentives that encourage excellence in playing. I have 20 years experience teaching, during which time I have taught all ages of students and also, students with special needs and challenges. I have a strong background in Music Theory and use that foundation to enhance and balance my students overall music education. I also work to build the technical aspect of using hands to enhance the tone quality and power of playing the piano. I am a member of a Music Teachers Organization and my students have performance opportunities of Ensemble Performances, Marathon Days and Composition Activities. I also have my students perform several times each year in my own studio. I try to balance each students repertoire to include method learning, classical music and fun music.

Everyone should have a job they love as much as I love my job!  I thoroughly enjoy my students. Each of them are fun and great little people!  

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Mesa, AZ 85204
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5 Reviews


  • Christina Pascarella

  • Whitney Wright

    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!

  • Eric Stuff

    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.

  • Ruthee John

    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.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

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. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

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. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I charge $75 per month tuition for three 30 minute lessons and one hour Music Theory Class. 

How did you get started teaching?

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. 

What types of students have you worked with?

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. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

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!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

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. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

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?