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Practice, practice, practice!
Lori Moran was singing before she could talk.  Growing up in the South, her fondest memories go back to age 2, standing in her grandmother’s kitchen in rural Alabama, listening to her family singing original tunes in 4-part harmony.   Nearly everyone in her immediate and extended family sings and plays instruments, so family gatherings have always been authentic down-home jam sessions.

Formal training in piano and a music degree from Florida State University equipped Lori well as she began her career in regional opera (Orlando Opera Company), as a featured soloist with the Florida Symphony Orchestra and the Tampa Bay Oratorio.  She joined Disney in the mid-90's, appearing on many Disney recordings and performing with the world renowned Voices of Liberty at EPCOT Center.  While at Disney, Lori also served as a regular clinician for the Disney Sings!
educational program for aspiring young performers.Lori as Laurie in Oklahoma (Yes, that is a wig!)

A member of Actors' Equity & SAG, Lori's regional musical theater credits include the roles of Christine in Phantom of the Opera, Adelaide and Sarah Brown in Guys & Dolls, Kim MacAfee in Bye, Bye, Birdie, Laurie in Oklahoma, Fantine in Les Miserables, Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, Fanny Bryce in Funny Girl, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, and Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly.

She joined the cast of All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, as well as last fall's Musical Theatre Guild performance of The Most Happy Fella, at Glendale's Alex Theatre, and at the Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center.
Catalina Jazz ClubSince celebrating the 2006 release of her debut CD, “On My Way To You,” with a sold-out performance at Hollywood's Catalina Jazz Club, Lori has returned to the Catalina for encore performances, and continues to garner critical acclaim from notable jazz and cabaret reviewers. 

In addition to performing, Lori spends much of her time working with up-and-coming artists.  Less than a decade ago, Lori opened her own music studio in Los Angeles, Lori Moran Music Studio, which has blossomed into a multi-faceted school for voice, piano, guitar, violin and The Alexander Technique, with a faculty of 14 highly specialized music instructors.  Listed in the National Who's Who Among America's Teachers for her excellence in teaching, Lori Moran is a professional musician and accredited teacher with a long waiting list of private students.Westside German Shepherd Rescue

Lori and her husband live just south of Los Angeles with their three dogs.  Aside from music, Lori's other passion is caring for her own pups, and seeking to ensure the humane treatment of all animals.  She takes an active role in advocating tougher animal protection laws, is a strong supporter of the ASPCA and the Humane Society of the US, and spends most of her free time as a volunteer for Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles.


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