Judy Leonard

Judy L.

Marietta, GA

About Judy L.

Judy teaches: Ages 6 and up
Teaching since: February 1994
Last sign in: Within two months


Judy began her pro singing and piano career at 16 and continued touring and singing shows throughout her college training at Fla. State Univ., getting her BME degree. After that she sang with pop, rock, and gospel groups and has sung and played piano live and in the studio for more than 20 years as well as teaching during that time. She continues to write and sing as well as training students who have performed on MTV, VH 1,and have toured both regionally and nationally! Beginning students are just as important at Judy's Studio!
JUDY NOWRESIDES AND TEACHES IN ASHEVILLE, NC AS WELLASONLINE! Judy teaches Piano, Voice, (All Levels), and also beginning songwriting. She strives to help her students develop a love and knowledge of music, enjoy their learning experience, and become the best they can be!

Contact us now while she has availability!!!

*** Lesson Details ***
At the first lesson, Judy evaluates her students current playing, singing, or writing levels by using a full 30 min. evaluation technique. Then she develops a specific learning program for each student. In piano she determines the best lesson materials and both teaches note reading, tempo and rhythm drills, scales, and other technique. She also has students play by ear as well to further develop their skills. In voice after the evaluation she begins technique drills and exercises on breath control, pitch, tone, ear training and performance. She then teaches the students to incorporate these skills into songs. Judy teaches all
styles of music and encourages her students to learn songs of their choice as well.

In writing she teaches the creative brainstorming process, development of lyrics, and how to build melodies in the key of C, then more difficult writing exercises. A very important component of her training is identifying the innate talents and skills of each student and helping them see develop those personal talents!!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Large living room studio with piano, PA system with microphones to work with singers on microphone technique and performance, also a sitting area for students and parents to wait as well.

*** Specialties ***
Voice: all styles, piano,all styles, ,speaking & acting voice, singing, songwriting.
Piano , beginners and intermediate students teaching both technique, theory, and playing by chords or eat also! Voice: vocal all styles, including pop, rock, gospel, musical theatre, etc. ear training and piano, basic songwriting


Songwriter for PBS kids show The Reppies

Apr 1994 - May 1996
Judy Leonard Studios

Judy cowrote songs for the educational show The Replies that aired on PBS. Judy has also cowritten and recorded 4 albums of songs for kids 5 to 10 that are used by teachers and schools in many states and in Canada.

Music Teacher Piano & Voice

Aug 1984 - Jun 1991
Keynote Music, Conyers Ga.

Taught all levels and ages of students both voice and piano while also singing and playing in bands performing in Atlanta.


Bachelors degree Music Education

Aug 1972 - May 1976
Fla.State University

Languages Spoken


Limited Proficiency


Florida Music Educators Association

May 1976

The mission of the Florida Music Educators Association (FMEA) is to promote quality, comprehensive music education for all Florida Students as a part of their complete education.

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12 Reviews on Judy L.

Mary O. Dec 7, 2013
Verified Student

Judy is woooooow! She is fabulous! she is just the best. I am enjoying my piano lessons with her, after my first lesson I can now play some songs on my own, and to crown it all she's such an interesting person. Oh yes, I will definitely recommend her.
jay M. May 14, 2013
Verified Student
I'm excited for my next lesson!

I'm extremely happy to have Judy as my voice teacher! Here's why... I assumed I would spend a few months working with different teachers to find a great fit. After reading other positive reviews, I went to Judy first. Halfway through my first lesson, I was convinced she was the right teacher - the entire experience was tailored to my particular strengths and weaknesses. There was no sense of a "canned lesson." As she walked me through a few exercises, she paid very close attention to my (good and bad) habits, and offered insightful feedback. After a few lessons, she had completely changed the way I looked at singing... there's hope for me after all!

She knows her stuff, and it doesn't take long for that to become obvious. I'm excited for my next lesson!
MildredB Jul 3, 2012
grandmother of student

My grand daughter Leigh is enjoying her piano lessons with Miss Judy.I find Judy to be very patient and kind she teaches Leigh in a manner she can understand and asks for feedback of her understanding of each lesson at completion.Thanks Judy
LisaF Aug 3, 2009

Judy is fabulous -- she is quite patient with sophia and lets her know without offending her what she needs to work on ... I think sophia hears her well ... and loves it!
CristiH Jul 8, 2009
Great voice lesson teacher!

The first few weeks of lessons have been extremely helpful. The way Judy explains the singing techniques is very easy to understand. I can already tell a change in my voice and the way I sing after just a few lessons. I can't wait to see how much I've improved after 3 or 4 months.
HarrietG Jan 16, 2009
She already knew my background and worked around both my abilities and budget for future lessons. She gave me homework to practice until our next lesson. She was very encouraging with my accomplishments during my lesson. I am definitely returning to obtain further instruction from her and her connection with TakeLessons. Thanks so much for recommending her to me. My husband loves to hear me practice.
BeckyR Nov 10, 2008
Piano Lessons

I am very excited to be taking lessons with Judy L. She is very thorough, takes time to explain why finger positions are important and also why it's important not to move too fast through the basic exercises.
MerrillH Sep 30, 2008
So far, so good. She's a good match for my daughter.
JenniferK Sep 8, 2008
Following A Dream!

Judy is fabulous! She makes me feel very comfortable when I am singing. I have already learned so much from her and its only been 4 sessions...I can't wait to see what else she can do to improve my performance!
LaurelynB Sep 1, 2008
Great teacher

Angelica took away a great lesson in breathing. Even though she does not want to continue she does use the techniques she was shown. Wonderful teaching skills.
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