We had the good fortune of connecting with Lorie Bromley and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lorie, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
louder i cant hear U is really about listening to students and that is where we find the switches that turn on success.
As a classically trained piano player that felt all too often lost in so many musical realms, I started louder i cant hear U as an answer to what so often divides “students” from becoming activated artists creating from a place of celebrated authenticity.
It was strange as a woman navigating the music industry to feel that all of my experience and investment in music lessons from the age of 6 (piano lessons, guitar lessons, a few vocal lessons) were not actually helping me develop and express my creativity or make the kinds of music that I was actually listening to. Most music lessons are extremely scripted and limiting and unfortunately give too many answers without asking the right questions.
It is important that students are first acknowledged for taking the vulnerable step of asking for lessons and really given room to express what it is that they are actually excited about from the beginning. The instructors at louder have a “feel good” approach. They are real musicians who can help students not only learn to play instruments, but write songs and develop full albums if that is what they would like to do.
We also integrate a lot of other subjects including horticulture for those excited about plants and learning to grow their own food in a mindful way, art, photography, film, and even some classes like chess just for pure fun. Most creatives I know are interested in a lot of different pursuits, so I wanted to have a platform that really understands and supports them with the green light energy and resources to keep exploring!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My favorite spots in LA would include anywhere that there is a salted chocolate chip cookie. I feel like Los Angeles really understands the value of salt flakes on top of chocolate chip cookies and I’m lucky that my neighborhood in east hollywood has so many places where this situation can be found.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Maxine Dillon with Blue Star Guidance who has been such a powerful guide for me in opening up my creative portals and supporting me in all my dreams.
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