Lori Schwartz Reichl is a champion of mentorship and motivation in education. Lori is an author, educator, and consultant who strives daily to “make key changes” in education for all stakeholders. Her diverse experiences of building and maintaining secondary band programs in rural, Title I, and corrective action schools in Pennsylvania and Maryland have transformed her career into serving as an active adjudicator, clinician, guest conductor, collegiate instructor, and speaker. She has been interviewed for various panel discussions, podcasts, and webinars; presented for numerous state, national, and international music conferences; prepared countless K-12 professional development sessions for school systems; consulted for music programs nationwide; and served as a clinician in residence for universities.
Lori is the author of the “Tools for Educators” series entitled “Key Changes: Refreshing Your Music Program” published monthly in the teacher’s edition of In Tune Monthly Magazine where she provides resources to enhance the music classroom and rehearsal space. She designed her mentoring publications into a graduate course that she instructs annually through the University of the Arts. Lori also serves as a journalist for Teaching Music Magazine. With more than 60 published educational articles and interviews, Lori’s work is also featured each month as part of the National Association for Music Education’s Music in a Minuet Blog and her publications frequently appear in The Woman Conductor Journal and are reprinted with permission for state music education association journals and newsletters.
Lori is a co-founder of Women Banding Together and serves as the Maryland State Chair for Women Band Directors International.
Lori’s motto is “Embrace your uniqueness!” Visit her at makingkeychanges.com.