Pianist Lorie Line grew up in Reno, Nevada studying classical piano. At the age of 9, she entered and won annual Statewide competitions until the age of 18, where she enrolled at the University of Nevada, Reno. She received her B.A. in Music, Piano Performance.
Shortly after getting her degree, she and her husband, Tim, relocated to Minneapolis because of his job transfer. Using her piano performance degree, she auditioned for Dayton’s and became a full-time pianist, serenading shoppers. It was here (1988- 1993) that many fans first came to hear Lorie Line play the piano for the first time. The “shoppers” encouraged Lorie to record her own CD. She did, and became both pianist and vendor at the same time. Little did she know that she was onto something big.
Since then, Lorie Line has turned piano playing into one of the largest independent record companies in the world, Lorie Line Music, Inc. She has sold over 5 million albums, has published over 20 books of music, and has recorded 27 CDs. She, and members of her Pop Chamber Orchestra, performs to 100,000 people on over 85 stages a year. She tours spring, summer, fall and winter.
Lorie’s passion for playing the piano has made her one-of-a-kind in today’s music world. Her show has become an institution for many families across the country. She has been an inspiration for thousands of young musicians and her entrepreneurial spirit has encouraged many women.
Lorie Line has helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities benefiting children. She has 2 children and has been married to her business partner and master of ceremonies, Tim, for 24 years. She and her family reside in Minneapolis.