Lori Amada

Lori A.

Avondale, PA
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
A graduate of the famous Curtis Institute of Music, Lori A has played all over the world. She has played with greats such as Frank Sinatra, Diana Ross, Pavarotti, and Leonard Bernstein. After being invited to the White House, she performed for President Reagan.
Lessons incorporate fun songs plus technique.

About Lori A.

Hello! Thank you for your interest in my profile. I teach piano, trumpet, French horn, music theory, ESL and early childhood music classes. My certifications are in ESL and Music Together, a class for children with a guardian.
I am a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the University of Notre Dame. I've played and taught all over the world. I've played with singers from Frank Sinatra to Diana Ross, Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons to Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo.

Some major accomplishments include an invitation to the White House, over 50 solo performances with orchestras starting with The Philadelphia Orchestra at age 15, a performance for the Princess of Thailand, and early television performances starting at age 7.

I incorporate fun songs into the lessons as well as technique. For English, each lesson includes vocabulary, grammar, reading, speaking and pronunciation.

My teachers included Eleanor Sokoloff, Susan Starr, and Dale Clevenger.

I've taught for 34 years, and have a proven track record of success. I've never had a student to date that didn’t succeed in their auditions. I’ve taught at Universities including The University of Notre Dame, The University of Tennessee, The Chinese University and the Academy of Performing Arts in Hong Kong. I adore my students. Each one needs to be assessed and taught differently.

I teach in Avondale-Kennett Square-Chaddsford, West Chester, Hockessin with possibility of travel 10 minutes away.


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6 Reviews
Profile-location-online Online

Lori did not seem Interested in getting to know my daughter and did not seem very professional (she seemed to be in a closet at the beginning of the lesson?). We will look for another on-line piano teacher.

Posted Apr 5, 2020
Victoria C.

She was very knowledgeable and very helpful!!

Posted Nov 18, 2019
Timothy N.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Outstanding start.

Posted Feb 18, 2017
Profile-location-home Student's Home

While I had previous experience playing an instrument MANY years ago, I never played the piano and started taking lessons with Lori as an adult. In almost no time I was able to read the bass clef (left hand) notes and within the year I had learned all the scales (majors and relative minors - both harmonic and melodic) and arpeggios (root and inversions). I was also playing "real" pieces of music.

Lori stresses good technique and good practice habits and can suggest more than one way to master a concept. She also makes learning the piano fun.

Posted Mar 7, 2016
Profile-location-home Student's Home

She taught me some important techniques on the piano.

Posted Feb 8, 2016
Jimmy C.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Lori is amazing and I highly recommend her!! She is terrific!!

Jim Craig

Posted Feb 5, 2016

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PIano Instructor
Feb 2013 - Present

Music Studio

Assistant Band Director
Aug 1999 - May 2000

University of Notre Dame

Sep 1991 - Sep 1998

Academy of Performing Arts , Hong Kong

Top Arts College in Hong Kong

Piano Teacher, Trumpet Teacher, Horn Teacher
Sep 1992 - Aug 1998

The Peak School, Hong Kong

Sep 1991 - Aug 1998

Chinese University, Hong Kong

Principal Horn
Aug 1991 - Jul 1996

Hong Kong Philharmonic

Principal Horn
Aug 1988 - Jul 1991

South Bend Symphony

Principal Horn
Aug 1987 - Aug 1988

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra


Master of Music
Sep 1999 - May 2000

University of Notre Dame

Bachelor of Music, horn
Sep 1981 - May 1986

Curtis Institute



Limited Proficiency


Music Together Teacher
Sep 2014

Music Together

I teach music and movement


Presidential Scholar
May 1981

Presidential Scholars

Philadelphia Orchestra Junior Student Competition
Jan 1980

Philadelphia Orchestra

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