Loralee Ward

Loralee W.

Richardson, TX
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Beginner, Intermediate
I teach piano from the perspective of a modern musician and songwriter. I want to make sure you are relaxed and having fun in our lessons and pursuing the style of music that resonates with you. While I do like to use traditional method books to teach note reading and theory at a gradual pace, I also like to break away from the classical and spend some time on the music you know and love from the radio. Through teaching chords and accompaniment styles, I can help you to quickly learn the songs you love without needing to read sheet music, empowering you to start playing on your own while we work our way through note reading and more difficult pieces together. Ultimately, if you goal is strictly classical or strictly to sing and play, we can shift our focus to give more time to the area that you are passionate about.

About Loralee W.

Loralee began exploring music at a very young age, as part of a musical household. She enrolled in flute lessons at the age of 4, giving her solid roots in music theory and an appreciation for classical music. Her flute lessons later led her to take part in marching band and numerous musical ensembles.

Aside from her love of music, 15 years of performing and studying dance led her to discover her joy in teaching when she began to teach creative movement and ballet to young dancers. In college, she began learning guitar and writing music to match a growing passion for songwriting and acoustic folk music. Her musical pursuits led her to join a local alt punk band as a vocalist, and she performed with them in the surrounding area.

After graduating with a B.A. at Michigan State University, Loralee began to pursue a career as a solo musician, and released a 4 song EP “If You Were a Song”. Now, she has written hundreds of songs and performs her original music in the Dallas area.

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Anna L.
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Fantastic experience. So glad I found Loralee. She's a great singer and teacher

Posted Feb 12, 2020
Foard
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Posted Feb 4, 2020
Sara Garza
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I felt very comfortable with Loralee. She got right down to business, so not to waste our time. She was complimentary, and flexible to help me achieve my individual goals.

Posted Jan 13, 2020
J******
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My child's first lesson was wonderful. She was very kind, friendly and encouraging. He is so excited and can't wait for next week.

Posted Jan 9, 2020
Stanton
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Loralee is a great instructor! Extremely friendly, understanding, and works at your pace. She keeps the lessons from feeling too methodical while teaching valuable practices to increase your skill

Posted Dec 13, 2019
Simon S.
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My son absolutely loved Loralee! He couldn’t stop telling us how kind and sweet (and beautiful ;-)) she is. She made him feel encouraged and smart. He couldn’t wait to get home and practice what he had learned. He is excited to go back.

Posted Nov 21, 2019
Erin
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Posted Nov 19, 2019
Reinhardt P.
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It was only our first lesson together but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Loralee made the experience relaxing and fun. More than just learning the notes, Loralee teaches you to express the emotion and passion in a song that comes out so beautifully in a guitar. Wonderful guitar teacher. 5 stars

Posted Oct 30, 2019
Foard
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Posted Jul 23, 2019
Hailey
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My daughter really liked Loralee. She was is excited to be taking lessons with her.

Posted May 10, 2019
Erica
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Loralee is a great instructor for any age! I'm 43 and she's incredibly patient, supportive, and good at moving you along according to your natural learning style. Looking forward to more learning.

Posted Apr 26, 2019
Kristen B.
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She does a great job at teaching you at the level you are at. Either advancing quickly, or going slowly depending on the individual needs of the students. She has different techniques in order to develope the guitarist as a whole with finger picking, strumming, and learning songs. She is wonderful to work with!

Posted Mar 2, 2019
Foard B.
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I really like taking piano with Loralee. She’s very nice and explains things really well. I’m glad she’s my teacher.

Posted Jan 9, 2019
Foard
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Posted Dec 4, 2018
Kristen M.
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This was my 3rd lesson with Loralee and I really enjoy her "get to it" attitude. She is always well prepared and has many exercises to work through together. She doesn't waste any time. I feel she understood what I needed early on with little guidance from me. She's pleasant and enjoyable to work with. Looking forward to my next lesson.

Posted Dec 3, 2018
Pilariza Tapel
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Posted Nov 16, 2018
Manu M.
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Loralee is very sweet and a wonderful person. She teaches with a lot of patience and I just love her style.

Posted Nov 16, 2018
Jetta
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My girls love Loralee!! She is very patient and teaches them using their pace. We would definitely recommend her.

Posted Jun 12, 2018
Jetta
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Posted Jun 5, 2018
Gabrielle
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She has been a great fit for my 7 year old daughter

Posted Mar 19, 2018
Danya
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Loralee is an extremely patient teacher, just what my 7 year old needs!
My daughter looks forward to her lessons every week.

Posted Mar 14, 2018
Danielle
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Posted Mar 2, 2018
Fiona
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Lotalee is awesome. Patient and fun with my newbie daughter. :)

Posted Mar 2, 2018
fati ..
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Highly recommend, so great and knows the material and the way of teaching , great piano teacher 💝

Posted Mar 2, 2018
Lucien G.
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Loralee is wonderful, patient and a great teacher. I look forward to seeing my kids grow under her tutelage.

Posted Feb 15, 2018
Anna M.
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Very sweet and engaging -- a perfect fit for my 6 year old daughter :)

Posted Jan 12, 2018

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Experience

Music Teacher
Dec 2017 - Present

Private Music Studio

Teaching Guitar, Ukulele, Voice and Piano lessons to students of all ages online and at my studio.

Music Teacher
Dec 2017 - Aug 2019

WOW Music Studios

Taught guitar, voice, piano, ukulele, songwriting and flute lessons to students of all ages. Ran student bands and prepared and accompanied students for performances and recitals.

Music Teacher
Jul 2016 - Oct 2017

Creative Soul Music School

Taught guitar, flute, voice and piano lessons to students of all ages

Education

Media Arts and Technology
Aug 2010 - May 2014

Michigan State University

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