Lori Moran Music Teachers

Our Teachers

Richard Berman Dr. Barbara Dyer, Voice Teacher Suzanne Lukather, voice and piano teacher

RICHARD BERMAN
PIANO TEACHER & ACCOMPANIST

Musical Theatre | Classical | Pop | Great American Songbook
Beginners • Intermediate • Advanced
Westwood Studio, In-Your-Home (L.A. & South Bay), Online
Email:
 richard@lorimoranmusic.com

Richard Berman is a gifted pianist, songwriter, and entertainer...an "artist's artist." Having spent 14 years performing on Crystal Cruises, the world's most luxurious and prestigious cruise line, Richard has touched hundreds of thousands of fans who have appreciated his talent, his style, and his unique ability to create a memorable experience.

Classically trained since the age of five, Richard went on to study music at CSUN (Cal State University Northridge). Richard has never lost sight of the lesson instilled in him by his Russian concert piano teacher and mentor, the late Dony Bronston, to "make the keys sing." Richard takes these words to heart, making the keys sing with such fluidity, sensitivity, and grace that one wonders if there are actually four hands playing instead of two. He embodies a style recognized by some of the biggest entertainers in the industry. In September 2006, Richard was featured on stage in a dueling piano performance with Marvin Hamlisch and later accompanied Broadway star J. Mark McVey (Les Miserables). READ MORE

DR. BARBARA DYER
VOICE TEACHER

Classical | Opera | Music Theater
Torrance Studio & Live Online
Email: 
barbara@lorimoranmusic.com


Raised in Royal Oak, Michigan, Dr. Barbara Dyer graduated from the College of Wooster (Wooster, Ohio) with a BM degree in voice, earned a MM degree in vocal performance from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and earned a DMA, also in vocal performance, at the University of Southern California. Dr. Dyer studied with NATS, NYSTA and distinguished American Academy of Teachers of Singing member, Chloe Owen, of New York City.

Previously tenured as Assistant Professor at Moorhead State University in Minnesota (1981), she is currently on the music faculty of Loyola Marymount University, where she teaches majors, Diction in Italian, French, German, English, and core curriculum courses. Dr. Dyer recently taught the graduate and undergraduate voice science courses at the University of Southern California. She works with private students at her home in Torrance, California.  READ MORE...

 

SUZANNE LUKATHER
VOICE & PIANO TEACHER

Classical | Jazz | Musical Theatre
Orange Heights Studio & Live Online
(Serving Pasadena, Altadena & Sierra Madre)
Email: suzanne@lorimoranmusic.com

Suzanne Lukather has been performing and teaching since 1980. An accredited teacher, she has taught music in public and private schools as well as in her private studio. She has a unique ability to guide students through a simple systematic approach to singing, helping them to attain musical expressiveness by discovering the connection between the speaking and the singing voice. Suzanne's practical approach enables even the beginner to develop musical proficiency quickly and easily.

Ms. Lukather's formal education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, continued studies at the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and post-baccalaureate studies at Juilliard in New York City.
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Lori Moran, Voice and Piano Teacher Diana Walker-Neve, Voice Teacher

LORI MORAN
VOICE & PIANO TEACHER

Classical | Musical Theatre | Pop | Jazz
Orlando, FL and Live Online
Email: 
lori@lorimoranmusic.com

Lori Moran is a professional singer, actor, recording artist, choral director, voice & piano teacher, and entrepreneur who has been performing and teaching since 1985. Her positive and encouraging approach provides an uplifting and rewarding learning experience for her students. Lori helps her students understand and execute the demands of working as a singer in today's diverse musical environment, which requires performers to wear many hats, understand various musical genres, and retain solid vocal technique to support a lifetime of healthy singing. Her students consistently receive superior ratings at district, state, regional, and national contests, and are regularly accepted into and receive sizable scholarships from highly respected college music and theater programs (San Francisco Conservatory, NYU, UCLA, USC, Berklee, Yale, University of Michigan, etc.). Many have gone on to perform on- and off-Broadway, and grace some of the world's most prestigious stages.

Lori’s formal education includes a bachelor’s degree in music education from Florida State University, Post-Baccalaureate work in vocal pedagogy, and extensive private studies with famed opera-to-Broadway actor/singer/director Calvin Remsberg and concert pianist Leonard Gay. 
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DIANA WALKER-NEVE
VOICE TEACHER

Classical | Opera | Musical Theatre
Live Online Lessons only
Email: 
diana@lorimoranmusic.com

Diana Walker-Neve is committed to providing personalized, outstanding vocal instruction and performance coaching. She draws from a lifetime of experience, performing in Opera, Music Theatre, Concert, as guest on a soap opera, with dance companies, in film, television, and on award winning recordings.

Her philosophy of singing is to free the voice which is naturally yours. You want to sing your best, and to do that, you need a basic understanding of how to sing. For instance, you'll want to know how to breathe for singing, to support the voice with that breath, to form clear, pure vowels, so that the sound is resonant, free and focused, extend your range and match the quality throughout, and release all tension from your throat, jaw, tongue, etc. You will discover your true voice, your unique timbre and quality. It is essential to do so, because only in that will you be free to express yourself through the music.
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