“As always, I admire your students’ professionalism both musically and with their etiquette!!! Additionally, your whole vision of pairing the pieces with recipes was brilliant. You always present a fun, invigorating, enjoyable recital!!! (I’m jealous you weren’t my piano teacher)

Yes, I would ALWAYS love to play together!!!

Lisa Edwards, concert pianist, collaborator and coach, on our 2018 Summer Recital


Miss Leslie teaches with an enthusiasm that clearly reflects her love for music and her intention to grow both students and parents as whole persons. Her feedback during lessons is always actionable, and her clear demonstrations illustrate well the techniques that deliver the desired performance.  Miss Leslie is an endless source of ideas on how to practice effectively with smaller children—she is an indispensable advisor for the parent of the developing child. Not only does she work wonders with small ones, her methods teach children of all ages how to set goals, implement them, and know what accomplishment feels like.  Miss Leslie‘s Studio is more than a safe and nurturing environment—it’s like a family.”

The Hayden Family


“As a fellow violinist and teacher, I’ve always found Leslie to be inspiring because of her endless creative ideas for teaching, and the sense of humor she brings to everything.”

Cynthia Moussas