Lori Alcott began studying the piano at the age of 7. She then studied flute, theory, jazz and most recently guitar. Through a competition, she received a Service Award toward her studies in Piano Performance at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Other awards Lori has received include the John Phillip Sousa Award for Flute, and a seat in the Colorado All-State Band her senior year in high school.
Lori studied piano with several noted instructors including Phyllis Parmelee, Paul Parmelee (University of Colorado at Boulder). Robert Spillman (Eastman School of Music), David Burge (Eastman School of Music), jazz pianist Ted Alexander, long-time studio pianist Howard Pancoast.
Guitar studies are part of Lori's background as well. She is currently working on Certificate program through the Berklee School of Music in Boston.
She studied flute with other known performers, including Susanella Noble-Wolzien, and Sylvia Greenfield (faculty member of CSU and UNC), and has participated in several masterclasses and workshops.
Lori became a Kindermusik Instructor in 2002. She has taught all Kindermusik curricula and has worked with hundreds of students each year. Out of over 5,000 instructors, she received recognition from Kindermusik International in 2006 for her Family Time program.
Lori has performed in several groups, and on numerous occasions. She has been a member of rock/pop/contemporary groups, and plays in every style.
She plays professionally, and regularly performs in local area recitals. She has been heard at weddings, private gatherings, celebrations, and in free performances.
Discography includes a flute performance on an album entitled Trading Time by Debra Lewis.
An article authored by Ms. Alcott appeared in the February 2004 Kids Pages magazine, a local publication.
As a guest speaker, Lori has made presentations to the Moms Club of Arvada, Arvada West Preschool parents and an alternative high school for teenage moms.
She has performed children’s programs for the Broomfield Library, the Children’s Museum of Denver, Flatirons Mall, Colorado Mills Mall and other locations.
She is currently a member of the Broomfield Music Teacher’s Association, the National Music Teacher’s Association, the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) and the National Federation of Music Clubs.