My Teaching

Music Lessons

I offer private lessons in Piano, Music Theory, Musicianship and composition in my home in the Watts Hillandale area.  I am currently teaching adults and young people and really enjoy tailoring my lessons to the interests of the students.  I prepare material for all my lessons and love it when a student is excited about being able to play a new piece or complete a new composition.

Piano is my main teaching and performing instrument and I can accept advanced students as well as beginners.  I am currently preparing students for The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) examinations in piano.  However, I am happy to teach students of all ages who simply want to enjoy playing the piano for the first time or again after a break.

In recent years I have focused on composition and have a number of published works.  I use Finale, the music software program, and I can teach this program if the student also has the program on their computer.  I have published works, mostly of a liturgical nature, and one can be viewed under original works.

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Contact: Lorna at or at 919-599-9372

Lessons are generally half an hour although some one hour times are available for advanced students or students learning more than one instrument. My schedule is regularly updated.

Lessons in composition and lessons in learning Finale are by negotiation.  Students who want to learn Finale would need to have an up-to-date version of Finale installed on their home computer or laptop.  I use a mac laptop but I am familiar with PCs and Finale works across both platforms.