Location: California, USA
Lori Moran has been performing and teaching since 1985. She has a special gift for working with children and adolescents, helping to bring out their own natural musicality and encouraging self-expression. Lori's positive and upbeat approach makes learning a fun and rewarding experience for her students. Ms. Moran earned a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Florida State University's School of Music. A certified and accredited teacher, she has taught music in public and private schools, conducted church choirs and orchestras, and served as clinician for the popular "Disney Sings" Workshops at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Her students have consistently received superior ratings at district and state competitions. She is listed in the National "Who's Who Among America's Teachers" and is a member of Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors' Guild, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Lori has performed with the world-renowned Disney Voices of Liberty, appeared on numerous Disney recordings, and has been a featured soloist for the Florida Symphony Orchestra, the Tampa Bay Oratorio, and the Orlando Opera Company. She has traveled the world performing for Crystal Cruises, the industry leader in luxury cruising, and has performed every style of music from pop/rock to jazz, country to opera, and musical theater to big band. Among her musical theater credits are the roles of Christine in Phantom of the Opera, Adelaide in Guys & Dolls, Laurie in Oklahoma, Fantine in Les Miserables, Fanny Bryce in Funny Girl, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, and Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly. In November, 2006, Lori celebrated the release of her debut CD, "On My Way To You", with a sold-out performance at Hollywood's Catalina Jazz Club. Since then, the CD has been receiving critical acclaim from notable jazz critics.