Lori L'Italien
Somerville, MA
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Lori L'Italien

Lori L.

Somerville, MA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Lori is currently on staff at The Boston Conservatory where she teaches voice in the Musical Theatre BFA program.

A veteran teacher with over 17 years of experience, Lori has taught for The Metropolitan Opera Guild and served as Boston Program Administrator and teacher mentor for their Urban Voices program in Boston. Lori has also taught for The Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood in their Days in the Arts program and served as Director of Performing Arts at Lasell College. She is in high-demand as a voice-teacher and a performer, known for developing healthy belt and mix technique.

About Lori L.

Lori is a professional voice teacher and singer. She serves on the voice faculty at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee and works on a regular basis with today and tomorrow's stars of Broadway! She has been teaching private lessons since 2004 and is currently available to teach lessons online. Lessons focus on technique, presentation and confidence, and are for those serious about singing, performing and improving technique.

Lori holds a Master of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from THe Boston Conservatory at Berklee, a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from University of Maine, a Master in Music in Opera Performance from Longy School of Music.

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, supportive and engaging atmosphere.


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14 Reviews
Dalila Doherty
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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!

Posted Aug 24, 2015

Made a Beginner Comfortable

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

Posted Jun 22, 2012

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

Posted Mar 15, 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.

Posted Jan 23, 2012

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.

Posted Oct 4, 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"...

Posted Mar 22, 2011

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!

Posted Dec 2, 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!

Posted Sep 17, 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.

Posted Jul 15, 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.

Posted Mar 19, 2010

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!

Posted Dec 1, 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.

Posted Sep 21, 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.

Posted Aug 18, 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

Posted Aug 5, 2009

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Assistant Professor of Voice
Sep 2017 - Present

Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Voice instruction to students pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, one of the top programs of it's kind in the country.

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.

Adjunct Professor of Music and Performing Arts
Jan 2012 - May 2019

Lasell College

Director of Performing Arts and Assistant Professor of Performing Arts. Lori directed the college choir, all theatrical productions and events as well as taught courses in the Performing Arts college.

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.

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 - May 2017

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


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May 2010



National Association of Teachers of Singing
May 2010
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Sep 2004
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American Choral Directors Association
Jan 2004
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