Kristina - Revisiting the Classics
Kristina was a professional ballerina and now owns her own dance studio. After long days of teaching, she wanted a creative outlet of her own. Kristina had taken lessons when she was younger and always loved classical music. She's thrilled by how much easier it's become now that she's learned to see music differently.
"Having piano in my life has been wonderful and always brings a calming presence into my weekly schedule. Thank you for your constant encouragement - you're always so kind and patient. I'm so grateful you agreed to work with me."
- Kristina Pulcini
Nicole - Playing Pop Songs
Nicole had taken lessons when she was younger, but this time she wanted to play the Avett Brothers! She started with sheet music, and was soon playing by ear using chord charts. Now she's creating custom arrangements and making the band's music her own.
"You have made my life better by teaching me to play the piano in the unique way that you have, and I'm incredibly grateful for that. I'm a happier person with music in my life."
- Nicole Schenk Wasiakowski
"You're amazing in being able to turn a vague kernel of thought I might have into an actual harvest of piano teaching and learning. You have untapped something in me that might just be an important part of who I actually am. Thank you for your enthusiasm, confidence in me and your passion."
- Dennis Alter
Dennis - Creating His Own Music
Dennis had retired from a long entrepreneurial career, and was excited to pursue a lifelong dream of playing the piano. From the beginning, he wanted to CREATE. He began with simple improvisations and has channeled his innate musicality into orchestral-like compositions.
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What Students Are Saying
"I am still amazed when I hear a piece of music for the first time and internally question myself 'can I do that?' and the answer so far has been 'Yes, I can.'
Leslie has given me the foundation and confidence that I am able to do that."
- Art Cruz
"Leslie has been coming to our company since 2012 to give lessons to our employees, and has done an amazing job. We pride ourselves on offering unique programs for our employees, and piano lessons with Leslie is one we are extremely proud of. Several employees have been with her the entire time she has been here, which speaks volumes about her teaching style."
- Casey Angle, SEI Investments
“Taking piano lessons is a great diversion in my day. It gives me something to look forward to each week, and provides an opportunity to work on my playing skills while taking a break from everyday stress. Leslie makes the lesson fun and stress-free, and I always learn something from her.”
- Wendy Blanch