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    Lori McLelland

    My favorite movie is: "too many to mention! Musicals, Rom-coms..."

    Lori received her Master in Music and Bachelor of Music-Music Education from East Carolina University and additional graduate studies in Choral Conducting from Appalachian State University. She specializes in classical, broadway, jazz, pop, rock, sacred, and contemporary Christian. Lori has 20 years experience in public and private school teaching, community music and theatre groups, and church music programs across North Carolina. She is an accompanist, music and theatre director, producer, choreographer across North Carolina. Lori was a founding member of contemporary Christian trio Faith, Hope, and Love. She is a vocal soloist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and accompanist with the North Carolina Theatre and the East Carolina University School of Music. She has been recorded on the 2000 CD "Gentle Lightning."




    C. Dianne White, MT-BC

    Music Therapy, Piano, Voice

    Dianne is a nationally Board-Certified Music Therapist who received a Bachelor of Music Therapy at Radford University.  Originally from Galax, VA, she enjoys traveling to ANYWHERE, USA!  When not at the Music Academy, you can find Dianne in church, performing a concert or at home.  Her creative talent shines bright in her artistry of songwriting.  She enjoys teaching individuals of all abilities and helping to unlock their world with creative expression.  Her passion is empowering individuals to independence through helping them discover and unlock their individuality and inner strength.  She enjoys reading anything from Maya Angelou and loves to dine at The Olive Garden.  Her favoirte movie is The Man From Snowy River.  You may be surprised to know she has 17 grandchildren - be sure to ask her about them!  She truly enjoys teaching others and admires student's creativity and talents.  Dianne is passionate about her work with music therapy and in music and being able to empower others through music.