What Makes Us Different
How we began...
In 2000, Lori Moran's private voice and piano lessons studio in Los Angeles was thriving, with a long waiting list. Lori didn't feel comfortable referring students to one of the many studios in Los Angeles where teachers receive only a fraction of the tuition being charged, while the majority was used to cover the studio's overhead costs, because in most cases, these studios were staffed with very inexperienced teachers who were willing to accept next to nothing for their teaching services.
So, Lori called on some of her closest colleagues with whom she had worked professionally, and asked if they had room in their own studios to take on more students. One by one, the circle of teachers grew as the need increased, giving rise to the Lori Moran Music consortium, and we've been going strong ever since.
We are all independent contractors - not employees
We all set and collect our own fees (although we all do try to stay within very close range of the rates published here on the website). There is no overhead to be paid to a studio administrator because Lori has always maintained a healthy livelihood from her own teaching - not from the teaching income of the other teachers.
Why is this important and why should it matter to you?
Because you, our students, can be assured that your tuition dollars go further with us than anywhere else. Since we are independent contractors and not studio employees, you are getting the highest level of instruction from the most dedicated, experienced, and qualified instructors.
And because we are a consortium, you are also getting the benefit our group dynamic, which includes combined masterclasses, recitals, workshops, and competitions. Our teachers collaborate with each other to give our students the advantage of each other's experience.
We are a group of highly motivated and effective voice and piano teachers who truly love working with our students, and enjoy working with each other.
But please, don't just take our word for it. Read some of our many student and parent TESTIMONIALS!