New Instructor: Lora Moore

VMS is excited to welcome Lora Moore as our newest Voice & Piano instructor!

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Lora is a highly qualified, licensed, degreed teacher with over 20 years of experience teaching privately and in the public school systems. Call 614-451-1976 to schedule a voice or piano lesson with her! Read below to learn more about the newest addition to our teaching staff!

When did you first start playing music? Tell us a bit about your background and education in music!
 
I developed a passion for music at a very early age.  I remember sitting on the piano bench with my grandmother who played Scott Joplin rags and jazz tunes.   I immediately fell in love with jazz and especially loved Louis Armstrong.  I knew at age 5 I wanted to be a music teacher.  In high school, I sang in choir, had lead roles in musicals and played flute/piccolo in band.  I graduated from Capital University with a Bachelors of Music Education degree with a voice emphasis and from OSU with a Masters of Arts in Music Education with an emphasis in Choral Music.  Recently retired from Hilliard Bradley HS, I am currently serving as Music Director at Grace Lutheran Church in Westerville.  
 
Who is your favorite musician?
 
I have many but at the moment it is Paul McCartney.  I was too little when the Beatles came on the scene.  I found their music when I was a teenager who grew up in the 70's with awful disco music.
 
There are so many entertainers who happen to play/sing music.  He has stood the test of time because he is a musician.  At 70 some years old he still gives 2 1/2 hour concerts as a musician who has learned to be an entertainer.  
 
What was the first piece of music you ever purchased?  
 
With my own money I purchased a Beatles album (yes vinyl) and embarrasingly David Cassidy singing in the Partridge Family.  
 
What are some of your hobbies and non-work activities?  
 
I enjoy trips with my family.  I am also developing an interest of late with refinishing furniture.
 
Welcome Lora!