Lori started her musical journey on the organ, at the age of 5, in the suburbs of Chicago. She won her first state competition at the age of 6. At the age of 8 Lori started her formal piano training and continued her classical musical education, in organ and piano, throughout her high school and college years finishing with a Bachelors Degree from DePaul University.
She has judged many prestigous music competitions such as Illinois Music Association, Granquist Music Competition and the American Guild of Music and has conducted various Master Classes in piano, organ and voice. Lori has received awards and recognition from the American College of Musicians and the National Guild of Music Teachers.
As a native of Boston, Andy started studying guitar at the age of 10. He studied with a variety of teachers learning different styles of rock music.
In later years he honed his skills with a country band and performed for many years including some recording gigs and appearing on some East Coast tv programs in the 1990's.
In 1999 Andy relocated to Florida and went to work for one of the major music retailers. Going to work for a major musical instrument manufacturer in 2007. After a brief time in Chicago he is back in Florida working at The Keyboard Touch.
Founder and lead instructor, Lori Graves opened her music studio in 1994 in the Chicago area. Her studio The Keyboard Touch has allowed Lori to share her passion for music and music education with her students who have gone on to perform internationally and have won countless competitions. She is now bringing that studio to Dunnellon, Florida.
As a concert artist, recording artist and product specialist with the Lowrey Organ Company, she also has the privilege to be the musical educational developer for the industry leading Lowrey Magic Course. Her young children's piano method "Kids on the Keys" and "Keyboard for Juniors" is on the leading edge of music instruction.