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About  Leslie 
Leslie Poprik-Capelli - pianist and instructor
I'm a pianist, educator & mentor with a passion for elevating life through creativity.

I hold a Master of Music from Carnegie Mellon University and a BA in Music from Duke University, and have been teaching for over two decades.

I nurtured my early love for artistic expression as a classical performer and competition-winning recitalist. Later, I dove into the rock and pop realm, where playing in bands dramatically expanded my musical insight.
I've blended these experiences into a unique teaching style that encourages exploration and transformation, both for private students and corporate clients.

As a mentor and motivator, I draw from a lifetime in the creative realm as well as a decade in the business world. My career has included serving as General Manager of the University of Virginia faculty club, and helping to build a local Philadelphia music school into a regional chain, first as School Director and later as company-wide Director of Operations.


  Aufschwung Op. 12 No. 2 ("Soaring")
by Robert Schumann

An oceanfront piano improvisation inspired by the art and beauty of a student's home

From the cover band archives!
Field of Play @ Parx Casino
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