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Lori L'Italien has taught music in a wide variety of settings including: general music, theory and composition, band, chorus, guitar, world drumming, piano and dramatic arts for grades K-12. She has also taught several music and movement classes as well as early exposure to music classes with pre-school and kindergarten students. In 2007 she was chosen to teach the children’s vocal portion of The Key West Symphony Orchestra’s summer children’s program: Sol-Fest.

Ms. L'Italien currently teaches voice for The Metropolitan Opera Guild in their Urban Voices program as well as for The Boston Symphony Orchestra at their program: Days in the Arts at Tanglewood, a summer program for young musicians and artists. An adjunct voice professor at Lasell College in Newton, Lori also teaches voice and beginning piano privately in Somerville and West Newton. Lori is also the director of the youth choir at Second Church of West Newton.

In addition to numerous teaching accolades, Lori was selected to serve as the Metropolitan Opera Guild's representative on the 2010 Music-In-Education National Consortium. She enjoys performing and teaching a wide variety of music including but not limited to classical, pop, musical theatre, opera, rock, contemporary, jazz, standards.

Lori holds a master's degree in Opera Performance from Longy School of Music. She is a graduate of the University of Maine, where she earned her bachelor's degree in music education with a concentration in voice. Her teachers have included Nancy Ogle, Donna Roll, Mary Saunders-Barton (musical theatre) and currently Robert Honeysucker (classical), and Kevin Wilson (musical theatre).

Lori has been performing on stage since her first dance classes at 4 years old. She showed an early love for the stage when, after her first dance recital, she ran up on stage and started singing for the parting crowd! Lori began singing in chorus, plays and as a soloist in the seventh grade. She became more and more involved in music and singing as she continued through school. She participated in every musical group or class her school had to offer and went on to study music in college. To learn more about Lori's performing career, go to www.lorilitalien.com/bio.html.