Lori Hermanson
Denver, CO
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Lori Hermanson

Lori H.

Denver, CO
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
With more than 35 years professional experience both performing and teaching, I understand what it takes to become comfortable and confident at the keyboard while having fun along the way. Every student has unique goals and abilities and I love matching their special talents to the methods and techniques that will help them feel successful and develop their love and appreciation for music.

About Lori H.

I have been a working professional pianist and instructor for 35+ years. After graduating from DU Magna Cum Laude with my degree in Piano Performance I began working professionally in the Denver area. I have performed as soloist with the Denver Symphony (now the Colorado Symphony), worked as primary coach/accompanist with Opera Colorado for more than 25 years, and have worked with a large variety of Colorado and international musicians and performing groups. I have coached every level from beginning students to international artists and enjoy customizing every session to the unique talents and tastes of the individual student. Music should be fun - let's have fun learning together!


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14 Reviews
Eric Bybee
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Lori has been a fantastic teacher. For a returning student like myself, she has been patient and encouraging, both important qualities. I have learned much during my sessions with Lori and I believe she will provide great instruction to anyone that would care to study with her.

Posted May 12, 2021
Mark B.
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She’s great

Posted Mar 19, 2021
Eric Bybee
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The first lesson - went very well. Looking forward to many more to come.

Posted Mar 12, 2021
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Lori is wonderful! Knowledgeable, informative, excellent at coaching, and very personable. Learning with her is a delight.

Posted Mar 10, 2021
Lilly S.
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Very knowledgeable and friendly. Made me want to play even more.

Posted Feb 20, 2021
Valerie H.
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Lori is a gregarious, fun teacher who knows what she is doing! I highly recommend her to any adult who wants to learn the piano. I am enjoying myself throughly and learning a lot!

Posted Jan 22, 2021
Oscar Hall
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This is one of the best Xmas gifts I have ever purchased for my wife. She loves Lori and truly looks forward to each session. I'm amazed at how much my wife has learned in such a short period of time. She played her first song to me after her 2nd lesson. Lori you have exceeded all my expectations.

Posted Jan 15, 2021
holly butcher
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Hi! Lori is a fabulous piano teacher. Friendly and informative. I am a college level student and she really helped me understand special scales and modes.
Thanks Lori!

Posted Dec 4, 2020
Kristi N.
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She understood where I am in my piano progression and we came up with a good plan to start again. I am motivated and cannot wait to work with her.

Posted Nov 23, 2020
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Lori is an excellent teacher. She explains the fundamentals in which helps in playing the piano easier

Posted Sep 12, 2020
zahra F.
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I really enjoyed the lessons. Lori is great and I'm excited to continue with her.

Posted Apr 26, 2019
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Lori is awesome! You won’t be disappointed!

Posted Nov 15, 2018
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I met Lori at a recent voice competition where she was the designated pianist for my division. She rehearsed patiently, returned texts promptly, and kept a steady, cheerful attitude through two days surrounded by stressed-out singers. As for her playing, she performed challenging repertoire with grace and disciplined understatement that made it clear she was there to help us shine. It's hard for me to overstate just how good an accompanist she is.

Posted Jan 29, 2018
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Great first lesson. My daughter is excited she can already play Mary Had a Little Lamb and is looking forward to the next lesson.

Posted Oct 30, 2017

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Professional Musician and Private Instructor
Jan 1981 - Present

Descant LLC

Self-Employed as a performing solo pianist, collaborative pianist, rehearsal accompanist, vocal coach-accompanist/repetiteur, and private lesson instructor in the Denver/Rocky Mountain area since 1981. Member MTNA, CSMTA, Denver Area MTA

Rehearsal Accompanist - Musical Assistant - Vocal coach-accompanist
Jan 1984 - Jun 2009

Opera Colorado

Various positions over the years. Primarily involved in preparation of the opera chorus, assisting with off-stage conducting and musical cueing during performances, performing with the pit orchestra as needed, private coaching for the singers, audition accompanist for all positions, translation/programming and operation of the supertitle system (providing translations of the text during performance)


Bachelor of Music - Piano Performance
Sep 1976 - Jun 1981

University of Denver - Lamont School of Music



Limited Proficiency


Music Teachers National Association
Mar 2018
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.
Colorado Music Teachers Association
Mar 2018
The Colorado State Music Teachers Association exists to encourage and advance the standards of teaching and performance, to enhance the professional status of its members, to provide a collegial and fraternal relationship among its members, and to foster the advancement of music education in Colorado through relationships with schools and community organizations

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