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About  Leslie 
Leslie Poprik-Capelli - pianist and instructor
I'm a pianist, educator and 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 professionally for over twenty years.

I nurtured my early love for artistic expression as an award-winning classical performer. Later, I played in
rock and pop bands and honed the ability to improvise -- an exciting musical journey that has transformed the way I approach the instrument.

One of my greatest joys is guiding students to develop their creative potential, both within and beyond the lesson experience.
 

As a mentor and motivator, I draw from a lifetime in the musical realm as well as a decade in management and operations. I served as General Manager of the University of Virginia faculty club, and helped to build a local Philadelphia music school into a regional chain in my roles as School Director and Director of Operations.

Listen...

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

An oceanfront improvisation inspired by the tranquil beauty of a student's home

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