Lora Gallman

83 Reviews
900+ lessons booked on Lessonface
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2018 Violin Teacher of the Year! Lora has been teaching violin to students for over 15 years. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance summa cum laude from the University of Alabama where she performed in orchestras, chamber groups, and taught violin. After graduating she attended the University of South Carolina for her Master’s where she specialized in group instruction and private lessons, teaching all of the stringed instruments to students ranging from ages 4 to 75.

She has performed with several orchestras including the Huxford Symphony Orchestra, the USC Symphony Orchestra, Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, Meridian Symphony Orchestra, and the Shoals Symphony Orchestra and attended music festivals across the country including the Castleman Quartet Program, Madeline Island Music Festival, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and Kinhaven Music Festival.

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My daughter and I have been taking lessons from Lora for a little over one year, now. We couldn't be happier. Lora's shown remarkable professionalism and flexibility. It's clear that she is genuinely interested in helping us to achieve our personal goals with the violin. She's willing to incorporate songs that we would like to learn and--at the same time--she is committed to insuring that we're always progressing in our technique, skill-level, and knowledge. We're super happy to have found her and plan to continue our lessons with her as long as we are able! --Sarah

Lora is a gifted musician and a wonderful teacher. She was able to teach our daughter great fundamentals while making it fun for her. We were so blessed to have Lora as our first teacher. --Nicole

Miss Lora has a unique gift for capturing the attention of her students. Her kindness, attention to detail, and her musical knowledge have produced children that are hungry to learn. My daughter loved her sessions with Miss Lora. I am extremely pleased with my daughter's progress after only a few months of lessons!--Renee


My goal is to give students the tools and skills they need to play the music they enjoy. Since no two students are the same, I tailor each lesson according to the student's goals. I help guide students in picking songs they like that are beneficial to their progress but I mainly let students and parents decide what musical styles and genres they would like to learn. Regardless of whether you enjoy playing fiddle, classical, or Celtic music, all of my students learn scales, note-reading, rhythms, counting, ear training, and tone production. I believe having a solid foundation in technique will make a student sound great whether they are playing George Frederic Handel or George Strait. For all of my lessons, I include detailed notes on what we worked on to guide your practice during the week. 

I use several different curricula depending on the student's level and musical preferences. For beginners I use String Basics in addition to scale and theory books. For beginning to intermediate players I use the Suzuki Books, Solo Pieces for Intermediate Players, Developing Double Stops, Introduction to the Positions, as well as etude and scale books. Advanced students progress through concerti, sonatas and etudes while continuing scales with Hrimaly or the Flesch Scale System. This is not an extensive list of books I use and I am always open to music and books students bring to their lessons.

Reviews of lessons with Lora Gallman

We love the way Miss Lora customizes our daughter's lesson to suit her skills and areas that need developing!
Caitlin Copeland, Verified Student
September 3rd, 2020
After several weeks of lessons, my daughter, who is a beginner, has learned so much and can actually play melodies that sound pretty good. Lora has been excellent at guiding her through proper technique and establishing a good foundation. I also appreciate Lora's positive attitude which encourages my daughter and helps her want to practice and improve.
Verified Student
July 31st, 2020
We LOVE the feedback on each lesson. This has been a huge improvement over our last instructor and I definitely feel like I'm seeing some serious growth over here! :-)
Caitlin Copeland, Verified Student
June 5th, 2020
She is patient with my daughter. After only a few attempts at something new, my daughter is making progress and without tears. That is a WIN! Lora is knowledgeable and consistently makes practical suggestions that help my daughter become a well rounded musician, not just violinist. Highly recommend Lora Gallman!
Miriam Windsor, Verified Student
May 28th, 2020
Daphne loves how interactive and fun the lessons are. We've noticed a huge spike in interest on her part which says a lot. She loves violin but I think was feeling overwhelmed in her former instruction environment.
Caitlin Copeland, Verified Student
May 25th, 2020
Ms. Gallman is a wonderful teacher. She has the most pleasant personality, and is a joy to have as a teacher.
James Stevens, Verified Student
November 21st, 2019
Lora is very patient and very skilled teacher and put my daughter at ease having a violin lesson online.
Verified Student
May 16th, 2019
Great as usual. Even when I'm struggling, Lora is positive and encouraging
Amy Paynter, Verified Student
October 23rd, 2018
After a break due to illness, Lora quickly got me on track and was encouraging as always
Amy Paynter, Verified Student
October 4th, 2018
Lori was great. My daughter really liked her.
Gleidy, Verified Student
September 27th, 2018
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