Leah Burks
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Leah Burks

Leah B.

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Beginner, Intermediate
The cello isn't a particularly easy instrument to learn, but I will say that it is SO worth it. It takes work, but what doesn't? Cello is my passion, and I hope I can help it become yours.

About Leah B.

I have been learning music since I was 6 years old. It was a requirement in our house, but, nonetheless, growing up in a house of musician siblings had me excited to get started. With 13 siblings, you can imagine that our house was always full of some kind of music.

Having grown up in that world, I consider myself lucky. I knew I loved music even before I had picked up my first cello. I know not everyone has that wonderful experience. Hopefully, I can help with that.

I desire to be the teacher that can assist you in growing a passion for your instrument and the music you can make.

It's not an easy road, and I won't pretend like it is. But I will say that it's worth every minute. Every sore finger, tired eye, and melted brain is proof of your hard work and determination. To me, they are trophies; not obstacles.

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Felix S.
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Posted Oct 8, 2020
Joshua
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Posted Aug 20, 2020
Bart
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Posted Jul 21, 2020
Carole R.
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Leah is an excellent teacher! She is the third cello instructor I have had, and she is by far the best. Not only is Leah a superb cellist herself, but she is great at explaining concepts in a clear and encouraging way. I am in my late 50s, and I don't grasp new material as quickly as a younger student probably would, but Leah is able to diagnose the difficulties I am having and suggest effective ways to overcome them. I cannot praise her enough.

Posted Jul 14, 2020
Jason
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Leah is a strong cellist and very kind and patient with even young children.

Posted Jul 14, 2020
Gemma
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Leah is attentive and dedicated to each student she teaches. She has an encouraging attitude and her dedication to music makes her a great role model to beginning musicians.

Posted Jul 14, 2020
Ben
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Leah is patient and kind and didn’t mind my 8 year old’s inquietude. A 30 minute lesson was perfect for himand his attention span.

Posted May 14, 2020
Kaity A.
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So helpful and encouraging! Excited to keep learning with Leah.

Posted Apr 23, 2020
Felix S.
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Posted Mar 5, 2020
Sophia
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Leah is absolutely amazing. Professional, patient, great listener. Class was calm and interesting. My daughter really likes her.

Posted Jan 29, 2020
Felicia
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Brilliant. My daughter was fully engaged and enthusiastic about learning the cello. Amazing teacher!

Posted Jan 14, 2020
Bart
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I love it!! you are awesome!!!!!!!!

Posted Jan 14, 2020
Abby
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Our daughter enjoyed her first lesson and is looking forward to the next one. Leah was patient and very knowledgeable. Thanks so much!

Posted Aug 28, 2019
Felix S.
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Ms.Leah is the best instructor ever!! We goof around and she has a very beautiful smile and laugh. I also learn so much about her, and cello! I want to be just like her!! She is so amazing!! I am learning so much from her. Now I love the cello so so much that I never want to part from it and it is all because of Ms.Leah!!

Posted May 13, 2019
Nathanael

Leah is a great cellist, and a passionate teacher. All ways putting forward a challenge that can help one grow. Five stars!

Posted Nov 10, 2018
Janie

I've known Leah since she began her pursuit of excellency in mastering cello and music. Her steadfastness in focus is demonstrated in her abilities, and especially through her love of teaching and desire to see her students and her peers excell. Leah has a positive approach to all needs and demands; with patience and persistence she always succeeds.

Posted Nov 8, 2018
Sage
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Leah is just a really great teacher! She has the perfect balance of kindness and strictness, which is a rare and necessary combination if you want you or your kid to love music and be fantastic at playing it.

Posted Nov 8, 2018
Jenna
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I have know Leah for a long time now. She has taught my two children with music and more, she has the patience of a dove and does a great job making sure her students are grasping music to their level of learning. She is very passionate about Cello and music in general, and has a desire to share that with others. She is also very affordable 😄 Let's be honest....music lessons can get really expensive, but since it is her passion she is generous with her prices. Very satisfied parent here!

Posted Nov 8, 2018
Hope

Leah is truly a wonderful teacher. She is very talented and music, and you can tell she loves it. She takes her job seriously, but still finds ways to be fun and goofy while doing it. She is very kind and patient and is incredible with kids of all ages. I would recommend her 10/10.

Posted Nov 6, 2018
Jonnah
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Leah is a super patient, and talented instructor that is skilled both with children and her instruments.

Posted Nov 6, 2018
Rachel
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Leah is extremely talented and very patient and kind with students of any age. She’s a very sweet, and gifted teacher. Definitely reccommend!

Posted Nov 6, 2018
Anonymus

Leah is amazing with kids and is a great teacher! She is very kind and very patient!!

Posted Nov 6, 2018
Kathleen
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Leah was so very patient with me during my first ever cello lesson. She started very slowly and kept checking for understanding ... and slowed down even more when my 54-year-old brain needed extra time. Leah is a delight to work with. I'm looking forward to my next lesson with her!

Posted Jul 11, 2018
Marie
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My daughter loves her and she is so encouraging to her.

Posted Dec 11, 2017
Kathy

I am Leah's teacher and director of the Orchestras where she attends. Leah is a natural as a teacher. She is enthusiastic, has high expectations, and is a wonderful, positive role model. I would highly recommend Leah as a cello teacher to all beginner and intermediate cello students.

Posted Jul 6, 2017
Vanessa

Awesome teacher!! Very patient.

Posted Jul 5, 2017
Lucy

Leah is an awesome musician and very, very talented. She is a really good teacher. She is very smart, fun, and knowledgeable in her music. Her voice range is excellent, and she can play several instruments. Leah rocks!

Posted Jul 2, 2017
Hannah

Leah is very kind, and really good with kids!

Posted Jul 1, 2017
Karri

I am not a student of Leah's, but I have been a teacher right beside her since she has started teaching. I have known Leah for many many years, and I must say, she has helped me a lot in being a Co teacher. She is great with students of any age. Many times I was overwhelmed with crowd control, and she stepped in eagerly and cheerfully to help teach.

Posted Jul 1, 2017

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Experience

Cellist in the Missouri Philharmonic Orchestra
Aug 2019 - Present

MPO

Student Teacher
Aug 2015 - Present

Play and Sing His Praises Home School Orchestra

Education

Cello Performance
Aug 2017 - Present

Private Lessons with Mrs. Love.

Cello Performance
Aug 2009 - Mar 2019

Play and Sing His Praises Home School Orchestra

College Level Music Theory
Sep 2017 - Mar 2018

Play and Sing His Praises Home School Orchestra

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Cello Solo Award 2nd Cup
Mar 2020

National Federation of Music Club

Cello Solo Award 1st Cup
Mar 2019

National Federation of Music Club

Piano Solo Award 2nd Cup
Mar 2019

National Federation of Music Club

Piano Solo Award 1st Cup
Mar 2016

National Federation of Music Club

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