My Piano Teachers

Ann Thorsen-Moran 

Ms. Thorsen is an enthusiastic piano teacher with excellent communication skills and diverse experience with music performance and instruction.  Mrs. Thorsen-Moran has a Bachelors of Arts from Viterbo University in Music Performance and Pedagogy.  She is a member of the Royal Conservatory of Music, the National Guild of Piano Teachers, the American College of Musicians, and the Federation of Music Clubs.  She won the young artist award in 2009 for the State of Florida.  Mrs. Thorsen-Moran has studied music for 34 years and taught music and performance for 16 years.  She has accompanied bands at Disney, Universal, orchestras, choirs, Broadway shows, and soloists, including renowned opera singers.  As a teacher, she has a profound ability to communicate musical concepts and instructions clearly, while making music fun and exciting.

Heidi R. Larson

Ms. Heidi, NCTM (Nationally Certified Teacher of Music) has a distinct passion and energy for teaching piano.  She has 25 years teaching experience with student ages 3-85.  Ms. Larson graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy.  Ms. Larson is a member of the Music Teachers National Association, National Federation of Music Clubs, and the Orlando Music Club.  Her students have earned local, state, and national awards for solo performance as well as composition.  Ms. Larson has published her own theory book series, "The Well-Rounded Musician," as well as several books of original compositions.  She has extensive experience in accompanying and teaching at Utah State University's Youth Conservatory Preparatory Piano Department.  Miss Heidi loves teaching and watching her students learn and grow at each lesson.  She has three children of her own - ages 14, 12, and 7.