Leanna Lam

Leanna L.

Austin, TX

About Leanna L.

Leanna teaches: Ages 5 to 65
Special needs
Teaching since: February 2005
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Pianist Leanna L., 26, began her piano studies at age six and violin studies at age eight. At age 11, Ms. L. performed the Mozart's Piano Concerto no. 26 with the East West Symphony in Sydney, under the baton of Henryk Pisarek. Ms. L. has also soloed with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and was invited to play at the City of Sydney Cultural Council Outstanding Performer's Concert in April 2008. She has placed in several Australian competitions and is a two-time winner of Sydney "Theme and Variations" Outstanding Pianist Award and a three-time finalist for the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer's Award. In 2006, Ms. L. was one of three students honored by the Cultural Council at the Sydney McDonalds Arts Challenge. She made an appearance at the Sydney Opera House as a result of being awarded third place in the 2007 national Australian Higher School Certificate Music Extension course. In 2008 Ms. L. won the Werner Baer Memorial Award and the audience prize in the Cochem International Piano Summer Festival in Germany. Most recently, Leanna participated at the Banff International Piano Master-Classes in Canada last year.


Ms. L. studied with Margaret Hair in Australia and has made several appearances performing in the United States, Canada, Germany, Asia and Russia. She has also performed in master classes for Marc Durand, Gary Graffman, Robert Levin, Susan Starr, Jacques Rouvier, Richard Raymond and Sarkis Baltaian. Previously, Leanna attained a Bachelor of Music at The Colburn School Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, California, where she studied with John Perry. At The Colburn School, she was selected to be a Teaching Fellow through which she had several young private students. She was also selected as a Teaching Assistant at Boston University, where she is pursued her Masters of Music Degree at Boston University with Professor Boaz Sharon. Currently, she is studying with Professor Anton Nel at the University of Texas, Austin, as a part of her Doctorate of Musical Arts. She is working alongside Professor Gilmson as part of the Piano Project and Teaching Assistantship at the Butler School of Music.

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Experience

Teaching Assistantship

Aug 2015 - Present
University of Texas, Austin

Private Music Teacher

Aug 2013 - Present
Private Instructor

Currently taking private students at the Sarah Butler School of Music, UT Austin, of all levels and ages.

Teaching Assistantship

May 2014 - May 2015
Boston University

Giving group piano lessons to non-piano majors enrolled in piano lessons.

Teaching Assistant

Aug 2012 - Aug 2013
Colburn School of Music Teaching Fellowship

Private music lessons through the Colburn School of Music Teaching Fellowship. Students from ages 4-16.

Piano Accompanist

Aug 2009 - May 2013
Colburn School of Music

Piano Accompanist for instrumentalists at the Colburn School of Music.

Private Piano Teacher

May 2005 - May 2009
Private Instructor

Private teaching in home studio of piano and violin students of all ages.

Education

Doctorate of Music

Aug 2015 - Present
University of Texas, Austin

Masters of Music

Aug 2013 - May 2015
Boston University College of Fine Arts, MA

Bachelor of Music

Aug 2009 - May 2013
Colburn School of Music, Los Angeles CA

Higher School Certificate

Jan 2002 - Nov 2007
Roseville College, Australia

Languages Spoken

Cantonese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Mandarin

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Teaching Assistant

May 2015
Boston University

Granted the Teaching Assistant Certificate upon graduation at the College of Fine Arts, Boston University.

Teaching Fellow

May 2013
Colburn School of Music

Granted the Teaching Fellowship Certificate upon graduation at the Colburn School of Music, Los Angeles.

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13 Reviews on Leanna L.

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Harry Aug 1, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Fantastic! She is just what I needed to get me started with Piano!
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Daniel May 23, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Great teacher. I'm a total beginner on piano and Leanna has consistently been patient and brought me along at what feels like a very reasonable pace through the fundamentals and basic pieces. She consistently has good tips and helps me work through issues with what feel like very intuitive solutions. Would definitely recommend her to anyone else looking to pick up piano, and would have to imagine she'd be similarly excellent to students who are further along than I am.
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Sophia H. May 5, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Very sweet, patient.
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Joshua H. Mar 27, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She is great! !! Seems she has allot of patience. I am green as theyou come.
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Lauren L. Mar 22, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
excellent
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Jennifer Whitehill Feb 9, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Very patient with me (and lots of positive feedback). I thoroughly enjoyed my lesson!
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Jennifer Whitehill Feb 8, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Very patient with me (and lots of positive feedback). I thoroughly enjoyed my lesson!
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Kyle Griffin Feb 1, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Great lessons, very helpful and patient instructor. Thanks!
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Matthew P. Jan 24, 2016
Classical Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She was very patient and soft spoken. My son's really loved their lesson and are motivated to keep going.
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Stratos M. Oct 20, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent Lessons. Have really learned a lot of great things about proper posture and such in just a few lessons
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