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.
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.
Since 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. Over two decades ago, Lori opened her own music studio in Los Angeles, Lori Moran Music Studio, with a faculty of highly specialized voice and piano 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 waiting list of private students, and out of over 800 voice & 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.
Lori and her husband now live in Orlando with their two dogs. In addition to the students in her Orlando studio, Lori continues to teach private voice & piano lessons online to students worldwide.