"Lori is God sent! Working with her has been nothing short of amazing. Lori has helped me with breathing techniques, light belting, singing without straining, and has helped build my confidence when preparing for auditions. Lori has an extensive knowledge in musical theatre and piano. I honestly don’t know what I would do without her. Thank you Lori!"
-Layla Capers, School of Rock (Broadway), NYC
"Lori has been giving me voice and singing lessons for the past four years. She is an amazing teacher and it’s such a pleasure to work with her. She is extremely talented, brilliant, knowledgeable, warm, and compassionate. I recommend her in highest terms to anyone wanting to work on their voice.
For the past 6 months, she has also been giving piano lessons to my 9 year old son. Before he started taking lessons with her, he had—over the course of half a year—become increasingly reluctant about playing piano. After the very first lesson with Lori, he was back to practicing with enthusiasm. She is unfailingly patient, warm, and infectiously enthusiastic. My son adores her. She is a gem of a teacher."
-Susanna S, NYC
"When Ayla was 5 she started taking theatre classes and by 7 years old she was taking weekly voice, acting and dance classes. During that time she had the privilege of meeting and working with Lori Lusted. Lori is the brightest light of an instructor that you’ll ever meet. She worked with Ayla in groups and individually always demonstrating great knowledge of vocal technique and vocal health.
Ayla just finished 18 months with the cast of Frozen on Broadway where she originated the role of Young Elsa. Lori Lusted was one of the first teachers to believe in Ayla. We are forever grateful to Lori and every teacher who has helped guide Ayla throughout her journey."
-Elaine Schwartz, Mother of Ayla Schwartz (Frozen - Broadway), NYC
“Lori has helped my voice grow, is helpful and unjudgmental when we are doing new exercises, and has helped me be more confident in the time we have worked together. She cares and caters to her students needs. Her use of imagery has helped me very much and her techniques have translated into my everyday life. She is an inspiring and powerhouse teacher, and your time will not be wasted one bit!”
-Caitlin Sheppard, Sesame Street Live National Tour, NYC
“Lori is the first vocal coach I can hear significant growth in my voice with. She chooses vocal exercises that are relevant to the piece we are working on. Lori really stresses singing in a healthy way and is the best at making sure that you are never straining your voice. She has helped me overcome many barriers, not just in my singing, but also in my confidence and self esteem.” -Ava, NYC
"My vocal lessons with Lori have been a life-changing experience. I met Lori after having struggled in recording sessions for over a year. Lori worked with me to develop the proper technique needed for a long-lasting career. Today I’m ready for the studio and stage alike! Thank you so much, Lori! You made it happen for me."
-Krys Evans, Recording Artist, NYC
"Studying voice with Lori Lusted is a delight! She is extremely knowledgeable and knows how to set her students at ease, regardless of their skill level. She takes the time to encourage and affirm while challenging her students to continue to grow. I would highly recommend voice lessons with Lori for anyone who would like to develop their voice: Lori goes above and beyond to help her students achieve their singing goals!"
-Amy Helms, MFA in Acting from FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, NYC
"Lori is an experienced and well-trained voice teacher and performer. Her passion for music is infectious, and she has a wonderful talent for explaining new concepts in very succinct ways! She practices what she preaches, and creates a fun and non-intimidating vibe. Having a space to be able to explore, grow and make as many mistakes as you need to without fear of being wrong, or judged is absolutely priceless, and Lori offers just that :)"
-Dianne Kaye, Paw Patrol Live! National Tour, NYC
"We feel so lucky to have Lori in our life! She is a patient, kind and gifted voice and piano instructor. She has given my daughter confidence, improved her technical ability and helped her to do well on numerous auditions. My daughter is always excited for her next lesson! Lori is great with giving just the right amount of homework, tracking her student's progress and giving regular reports to parents. And best of all, having had the pleasure of seeing Lori perform onstage, we know that our daughter is learning from an incredibly talented performer who captivates the audience. Lori is a rare find." -Jen Hampton, Mother of Daisy Hampton, NYC
"I love Lori! She makes every lesson so fun and has really taught me a lot. I am usually shy about singing but Lori always makes me feel comfortable. She is very encouraging and full of energy and the favorite instructor I have ever had. She is also very kind, and all my friends who have met her want to take lessons too!"
-Daisy Hampton, NYC
"I have been working with Lori a few months. She is amazing! Lori's method of teaching has helped me recognize when I am using the wrong technique and she guides me on how to correct it. She will have me sing the wrong way then the right way so I can feel the difference. Lori stresses breath support and posture, both of which have really made a difference in my singing. I look forward to my time with Lori every week and always come out with something new that makes me a better performer! Thanks Lori!"
-Timothy Foley, NYC
"Lori instructed me for a short time, however her lessons have stayed with me beyond the time she coached me. Lori’s personality makes her the easiest person to get along with, and she truly wants to see her students succeed. She has helped my confidence in myself and my range grow tremendously and I will always remember the exercises and encouragement she gave me."
-Madaleine Alessi, Baton Rouge, LA
"Lori made voice lessons so much fun. She taught me warm up exercises that I’ll always remember and use. She also helped me know what to focus on while singing, like: breathing, enunciating, and projecting. Now those things come more naturally when I sing. I was super nervous about auditions and Lori helped me find my confidence. I had my first audition ever shortly after our lessons and I got a part!"
-Allie Alessi, Baton Rouge, LA
"Lori is the BEST singing teacher ever! She makes everything fun and funny and still teaches me very well."
"I had the opportunity to take a few voice lessons from Lori last year. I learned so much from her in those lessons that the valuable knowledge I gained continues to help me with my participation in my church choir. She is a very kind and loving person who is passionate about music and voice. Lori is also extremely talented and very patient when teaching her students. I would highly recommend Lori as a music and voice instructor!!!" -Judy Gernand, Prairieville, LA
"As an adult beginner, Lori has been an ideal teacher. In lessons, she celebrates my success, helps me wade through difficult material, and challenges me to continue to expand my skill set as a working actor in NYC. My musicianship has grown immensely and I’ve never been more comfortable in front of a piano."
-JaLeesa Beavers, Adult Piano Student, NYC
“Piano can be intimidating but Lori is amazing. She is patient and also holds you accountable. And she explains theory in a way that is easy to understand. Would highly recommend her!”
-Monica Garcia Bradley, Adult Piano Student, NYC
"I have been taking piano lessons for about a year now & I must say, Lori is a phenomenal teacher! She has a genuine passion for helping others & I've never felt more confident with anyone else. She's extremely encouraging, patient & FUN. I always look forward to our lessons."