Lori L'Italien

Lori L.

Somerville, MA

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Lori delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12+

Teaching since:
August 2004

Lori has been teaching private lessons since 2004 and is currently available to teach lessons at her studios in Somerville and Newton

Lori holds a Bachelor Degree in Music Education from University of Maine, a Master in Music in Opera Performance from Longy School of Music. She is currently enrolled in Boston Conservatory where she is pursuing an MFA in Musical Theatre.

Lori is in high-demand as both a teacher and performer and can be seen performing all over the Boston region. Her lessons focus on building: Technique, Presentation, and Confidence in a fun atmosphere.


Adjunct Professor of Music and Performing Arts
Jan 2012 - Present
Lasell College

Lori directs The Lasell College Chorus, serves as director and music director for the musicals every year, and teaches voice, acting for musical theatre, music fundamentals, musical theatre history, and beginning piano.

Voice Teacher
May 2004 - Present
L'Italien Music Studio

Lori has taught students of all levels in voice and students of beginning piano in a private studio for the last 11 years. Her students can be seen on both the professional and community-level stage and on top singing tv-shows.

Teaching-Artist and Boston Program Administrator
Sep 2008 - Jun 2015
The Metropolitan Opera Guild

Lori taught in urban schools across Massachusetts, bringing choral music and a love of singing to students in grades Pre-K - 12. She also served as Boston Program Administrator where she worked with teachers and schools to improve their instruction and teaching skills.

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Vocal Music Teacher
Jun 2011 - Aug 2013
Boston Symphony Orchestra

Lori taught several summers at the BSO's Days in the Arts summer program at Tanglewood.


Master of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre Performance
Jun 2015 - Present
The Boston Conservatory
Master of Music in Opera Performance
Sep 2006 - May 2008
Longy School of Music
Bachelor of Music Education
Sep 1999 - May 2004
University of Maine


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Rock Star Teacher of the Week
May 2010


National Association of Teachers of Singing
May 2010

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

National Organization of Women
Sep 2004

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American Choral Directors Association
Jan 2004

Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.

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Photos & Videos

Lori as Lucille Frank in Parade

Lori sings "You Don't Know This Man" from Parade.
Lori as Prince Orlofsky in Strauss' Die Fledermaus

Lori sings "A New Life" from Jekyll & Hyde
Lori as Miss Adelaide in Reagle Music Theatre's 2015 production of Guys and Dolls

Lori performs "Take Back Your Mink" in Reagle's Guys and Dolls

Lori sings "Change" from A New Brain

Lori as Betty Hayes in White Christmas

Lori sings "With Every Breath I Take" as Bobbi from City of Angels
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14 Reviews

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Dalila Doherty Aug 24, 2015
Singing · In studio

My niece has learned the different tones of her voice. She is able to recognize pitches in the music now and she is only 8 years old!

JeanO Jun 22, 2012

Made a Beginner Comfortable

I am an adult beginner and Lori has made me feel comfortable and confident from the start.

DomenicR Mar 15, 2012

Lori is an excellent teacher. Organized, clear communicator, patient, fun. An easy 5 star rating for me.

JohnathanC Jan 23, 2012

Great work

My daughter is continuing to enjoy playing the piano, and each week she is improving. Lori, you are doing a wonderful job, as the most difficult part of teaching children is keeping them engaged, and you are doing just that.

TrevorG Oct 4, 2011

Lori is an amazing teacher

Even though I still don't have the confidence she keeps telling me I should she's helped me come WAY out of my shell. I'm able to walk down the street and not stop singing just because I seen someone walk by. Im wll on my way tfomenting the voice she's giving me.

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AlexsandraC Mar 22, 2011

Aaron really enjoys his lessons. I have been to one lesson and Lori sounds so patient and helpful. When he practices at home he always says, "this is how Lori told me to do"...

DebG Dec 2, 2010

Lori is so patient with my shy 9 year old. It is amazing to hear her little voice grow each week. She makes every lesson fun!

AgnesM Sep 17, 2010

Great teacher!

Lori is a great teacher. Focusing on bringing me to the next level and helping me understand that by working on my technique I will be able to do what I love to do, Perform! She has a beautiful strong voice which makes me feel comfortable that I am with the right person to learn from. She has a great knowledge on what I need to learn to do well in auditions!

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Kathleenf Jul 15, 2010

grandmother of 15 yr. old girl who's taking singing and piano lessons

Lori is a lovely, accommodating, and enthusiastic teacher. My granddaughter, a beginner, is thrilled with results and with the confidence she already feels. She and I would give 5 stars.

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SanoberL Mar 19, 2010

Excellent Teacher

Lori's very patient and I truly enjoy my Piano classes with her. She has several ways to make you remember your notes or music. Would highly recommend her as a teacher be it for Piano or any other class.

JuliaG Dec 1, 2009

Flexible, patient and knows her stuff!

I've only had three lessons with Lori so far and already I'm able to do things I didn't think possible - reach notes I wasn't sure were there. She's very flexible, patient and kind and knows all kinds of tricks to help you achieve your goals - plus she has the classical training every good singer needs. Loving my lessons and can't wait for more!

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LizR Sep 21, 2009

Lori is excellent. Rily (6) has already thanked me for getting Lori to be here teacher. I can't believe in 3 short weeks, the level of engagement my daughter has. Thanks Lori, you are wonderful.

LindaW Aug 18, 2009


Lori packs a lot o instruction in 30 minutes. My son Alex is having fun while learning. That is a true testament to Lori's teaching ability.

AndreeaT Aug 5, 2009

Excellent Teacher

I am very happy with my teacher. She is very smart and she always makes sure I enjoy the song we are working on. She gives me very useful follow up (lesson notes) and has been an excellent help in my effort of reviving the notes reading skills and playing my instrument (piano). Thank you for helping me find her! Andreea

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