Lorna was born in South Africa, where she completed her secondary education. She subsequently graduated from Melbourne University with a double major in Music Performance (Piano) and History. She also has a Dip.Ed. from Monash University. Lorna works in schools and privately as an instrumental teacher (piano, theory and music craft), VCE Music teacher (in particular Aural, Theory and Solo Performance) and as accompanist (in schools and freelance) for choirs and soloists. Lorna joined Vic Welsh in 1998.