Lessons with Professional, Degreed Musicians

We are a select group of independent, highly qualified, accomplished, and vetted professional voice and piano instructors who have worked in our various specialties for many years, and are experienced in teaching all levels of performance and musicianship.   

 

Our seasoned and award-winning piano and voice teachers not only hold collegiate music degrees, but are also well-known in their fields as professional musicians and mentors with proven records of excellence, having guided the paths of many successful artists.

 

Discover the Music Within You

We offer private piano lessons and voice lessons, online, in our studios, and in your home - for children and adults, beginners to professional musicians.  Whether for fun or work, audition prep or fine-tuning your next performance, our expert voice teachers and piano teachers can help you build your technique and discover the  pure  JOY of the creative process.  

Why Choose Us?

  • We've been around for a while. For over two decades, in fact, Lori Moran Music has been dedicated to helping singers and piano students discover and develop their talents.  Our private voice and piano instructors at have earned a reputation for excellence, proven time and again by the awards, honors, accolades and scholarships given to our students.  Check our our YouTube Page to hear some of our talented vocalists and pianists.  

  • You'll find no cookie-cutter approach here!   We know that not all students are alike, and no two people necessarily have the same musical goals.  We take the time to get to know YOU and what you want to achieve, and plan a path to help you reach those goals in a way that fits your schedule, your skill level, and your expectations, with ample encouragement every step of the way. Private voice lessons and piano lessons are uniquely designed to fit the needs of each individual student, and we welcome all ages and all experience levels.  Our teachers are well-versed in a variety of styles, so you can learn classical, pop, musical theater, jazz, rock, opera, gospel, folk, world music - practically any style you wish.

  • Because we are independent teachers and not studio employees, your tuition goes further, assuring you of the highest level of instruction from the most dedicated, experienced, and qualified instructors.  

  • We offer regular performance opportunities for our students in piano and vocal recitals, masterclasses, workshops, showcases, competitions, as well as MTAC Certificate of Merit.

  • Out of over 800 voice studios & piano studios in Los Angeles, Expertise® has ranked Lori Moran Music in the “Top 20 Voice Teachers in Los Angeles” and the “Top 18 Piano Teachers in Los Angeles” consecutively for the past 10 years.

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—  Delpha Flad, Los Angeles, CA

WHAT STUDENTS SAY

"Barbara Dyer has been my singing teacher for over ten years. Her manner of working with her students inspires their confidence, and she never makes them feel like they have failed, but merely made a correctable mistake.  She sees each of her students as individuals, and recognizes that they each have a different level of confidence, physical abilities, and emotional needs.  I would – and have – highly recommended her to any singer, whatever their level, because she is capable of assessing where they are, asking where they want to go with their singing, and then helping them to get there."

 

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Frequently asked questions

Is there an age requirement for starting lessons?


There is no hard and fast rule about the proper age to start lessons - whether for singing or piano. It really depends on the student's ability to do certain things, and that varies from one individual to the next.

  • Piano students need to know their numbers and letters of the alphabet, and must have enough finger strength to press down the keys of a piano (not a keyboard - there is a difference in resistance). And attention span needs to be considered. We are champions at keeping students engaged in the learning process, but the child's ability to focus needs to be considered. All of these abilities usually come together at around age 5 for most children. But some will arrive at the readiness stage a bit earlier, and some later.
  • For voice lessons, although the voice does go through changes during puberty, there is no reason why children cannot learn to use their voices properly long before that time. If they can match pitch, and if they show an interest in singing in their elementary school years - especially if they are involved in school or community performance groups - it is important to get them into proper vocal training to foster healthy vocal technique, avoid vocal strain and deter bad habits that may linger.
  • And of course, there is no such thing as "too old" to start lessons, whether for singing or playing piano! We welcome adults of all generations and find they are some of our most delightful students.




How often should I practice?


Daily practice is essential to development of your technique, regardless of your instrument. Muscle memory develops over time. Shorter (25-30 minute), more focused and goal-oriented practice sessions on a daily basis are much more productive than one or two long (hour or more) practice sessions. Be sure to check out our blog article on Practice Tips!




How many lessons will it take for me to be able to sing/play well?


It's impossible to say. Everyone progresses at their own pace. If you are dedicated to learning how to sing/play, put in the practice time on a daily basis, and really apply yourself, you will be surprised at how quickly you advance. We believe the journey is as important as the destination, and you may find that you enjoy your lessons so much that you will want to continue studying even after you've "arrived" at the level you wish to achieve.




Are lessons available online and in studio? And are they as effective online?


Yes to both! Admittedly, there are some technical aspects that must be dealt with to optimize the online musical learning experience (see Tweaking "Optimizing Zoom Audio Settings for online music Lessons"), but online, we are able to teach all the typical exercises and instruction that would be used in our in-studio lessons. Our online students have done just as well as the students who take lessons in the studio.