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LoriAnn F.
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Learn solid, healthy vocal technique from day 1 and have fun doing it!
Grammy Award winning singer, stage performer, recording artist, actor and teacher. Classically trained, international opera singer, soprano. Highly knowledgable in vocal technique, breathing, and repertoire in classic literature as well as musical theatre, pop, standards, and jazz. Past students have performed world-wide, on Broadway, Opera and Symphonic stages, in concert with bands and numerous recording studios. ***I work with students to help them understand their instrument, build a healthy vocal technique that works within the style of singing they are interested in. Lessons consist of vocal exercises and work on repertoire/songs. I play piano and accompany my students either live or through an accompaniment track that I record. I accept students age 10 and above, at all levels of study. I am personable, fun, and patient, and want my students be the best singer they can be!***
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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Master of Music, Vocal Performance

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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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Voice Teacher and Coach
Mar 2004 - Present
Voice Academy LA
Private voice studio
Principal Singer/Soloist
Jan 1998 - Present
Numerous Opera Companies and Symphonies
Soprano LoriAnn has performed with numerous opera companies, symphony orchestras, and theater companies throughout the US and Europe. Her roles include lyric coloratura heroines from Verdi, Donizetti, Puccini, and Mozart as well as musical theater ingénues from Bernstein, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Willson. She shines as a singer, actor, and dancer, from giant main stage venues to intimate recital halls.
Voice Teacher, Opera Director
Sep 2008 - Sep 2015
Glendale College
Taught one-on-one voice lessons (2008-2015) in the Applied Music Program; Directed opera scenes programs (2014-2015) in conjunction with Glendale Chamber Music Program
Voice Teacher, Opera Director
Sep 2005 - Dec 2012
Los Angeles Community College
Taught one-on-one voice lessons through the Applied Music Program, class voice. Classical. Musical Theater, and Contemporary Music (2005-2012); directed scenes programs with LACC Opera Club (2009-2012).
Musical Director
Apr 2005 - Aug 2007
Theater of Arts
Taught Voice Classes in Classical, Musical Theater, and Contemporary Music and Music Theory; Directed scenes programs and musical theater shows: Lucky Stiff, The Apple Tree, and Dear Edwina.
Master of Music, Vocal Performance
Sep 1997 - Jun 1999
DePaul University
Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance
Aug 1994 - May 1996
Stetson University
Vocal Performance
Aug 1991 - May 1994
Centenary College of Louisiana
Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Featured Performer for Best Opera Recording
Feb 2017
The Grammy Awards
American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA)
Sep 2001
The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) is the labor union that represents artists from numerous disciplines that create America's operatic, dance, and choral heritage. Whether our members are soloists, choral singers, actors, ballet dancers, or production staff, our union is a strong force in guaranteeing that our nation's artistic institutions adhere to fair labor practices, securing both gainful employment and quality of life for our artists.

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Teaches 8 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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