5 Steps to Learning a Song

5 Steps to Learning a Song

LoriAnn F.

LoriAnn F.

45 minutes
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Each student will learn how to breakdown a song into 5 steps in order to build technique, musical knowledge, and sing the song well. Songs will be chosen from the pop, jazz, and musical theater genres and will be taught to the whole class. Songs will vary month to month as students make progress and perform for one another.

About LoriAnn F.

Grammy Award winning Soprano, International Opera Star, Experienced Voice Teacher, Highly knowledgable in all styles of music: classical, musical theater, pop, jazz, and blues. Originally from Longview, Texas, I grew up Shreveport/Bossier, Louisiana. I went to college at Stetson Univ in DeLand, Florida, and did my Master of Music degree at DePaul Univ, in Chicago. I grew up singing from age 4 at church and in musical theatre shows, playing piano from age 5, performing recitals and accompanying choirs and singers throughout my high school and college career. I started singing professionally in college and made my Lyric Opera of Chicago debut at age 26. I sang in Europe numerous times and eventually landed in Los Angeles, where I have worked with LA Opera since 2007. **It is with LA Opera that I won a Grammy Award for my performance in the opera Ghosts of Versailles.** Singing, performing and teaching has always been my way of life! I started Voice Academy LA last year and have been building up my private voice studio since my college days. I am experienced, very knowledgeable, and have a fun personality! I take time to explain everything to my students so they can grasp healthy, vocal technique, and duplicate it on their own. I demonstrate what I teach and will create a unique vocal plan for each student so that they can achieve the best results. We will have fun together and you will see results in time. I teach a classically based technique that build your voice and can be applied to whatever style you prefer. Singing is a lifelong pursuit, and while I can coach you for an upcoming audition, it is dedication and regular practice and application that will sustain you in the longterm. I work with students at all levels, beginner to professional.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 1996


Master of Music, Vocal Performance

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Teaches ages 10+

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Getting my technique back after 20 years away from performing professionally I’d gotten into poor vocal habits and was short of breath LoriAnn has helped me find my voice again. Excellent teacher. Effectively communicated precisely how to find my best sound and power

Posted Dec 30, 2022

Great instructor with a lot of experience and encouraging words. Lots of ideas for tackling challenges in songs. Great value for group classes and private lessons.

Posted Jul 27, 2022

Super knowledgable and insightful! Provides great resources for warming up and technique and is always responsive. A pleasure to work with!

Posted Jan 5, 2022
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