Leanna Lam

Leanna L.

Austin, TX
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experienced music theory teacher of over eight years, available for eager students of all experience levels and ages. I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of theory skills, which are a vital foundation to learning any instrument. I specialize in working at the student's pace and needs, typically use personal material that is skewed towards the student's level.

About Leanna L.

Pianist Leanna L. 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.

Recently, she graduated with a Doctorate of Musical Arts, studying with Professor Anton Nel at the University of Texas, Austin. She has worked alongside Professor Sophia Gilmson as part of the Piano Project and Teaching Assistantship, and Professor Martha Hilley as part of the group pedagogy courses at the Butler School of Music. Having a strong passion for teaching, she currently has a studio of several private students, alongside being on the faculty at the Orpheus Academy of Music in Austin.


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23 Reviews
Sonya T.
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Excellent goal-oriented teacher! Leanna is able to provide effective feedback and instruction to an advanced student like myself. I was impressed with the detailed coaching provided in the online environment.

Posted Aug 7, 2020
Dylan W.
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Super accommodating & makes sure you go through each section/piece as many times as needed to be able to get it right.

Posted Apr 12, 2020
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Experienced teacher with good pacing. Very welcoming and good for beginners or those with more experience - she adjusts as needed.

Posted Feb 5, 2020
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3 lessons in and I've learned so much! Leanna is a great teacher.

Posted Apr 10, 2019
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Great piano teacher. Lots of good feedback on technique and beginner friendly!

Posted Mar 4, 2019
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She is patient and provides the instruction detail

Posted Oct 19, 2018
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Good pace, supportive and encouraging!

Posted Sep 24, 2018
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Leanna is a great instructor. This has been my first time playing violin and she has been very helpful and encouraging. If you are new to violin Leanna is a great teacher for you!

Posted Mar 3, 2018
Hany A.
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Very patient with first timers, extremely nice and welcoming. good teaching techniques.

Posted Nov 2, 2017
Shelley G.
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Leanna is patient and encouraging. I am returning to playing after many years, and it is very frustrating, but Leanna is knowledgeable, inspiring, and I always leave encouraged and motivated.

Posted Dec 11, 2016
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Fantastic! She is just what I needed to get me started with Piano!

Posted Aug 1, 2016
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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.

Posted May 23, 2016
Sophia H.
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Very sweet, patient.

Posted May 5, 2016
Joshua H.
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She is great! !! Seems she has allot of patience. I am green as theyou come.

Posted Mar 27, 2016
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Posted Mar 22, 2016
Jennifer Whitehill
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Very patient with me (and lots of positive feedback). I thoroughly enjoyed my lesson!

Posted Feb 9, 2016
Jennifer Whitehill
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Very patient with me (and lots of positive feedback). I thoroughly enjoyed my lesson!

Posted Feb 8, 2016
Kyle Griffin
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Great lessons, very helpful and patient instructor. Thanks!

Posted Feb 1, 2016
Matthew P.
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She was very patient and soft spoken. My son's really loved their lesson and are motivated to keep going.

Posted Jan 24, 2016
Stratos M.
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Excellent Lessons. Have really learned a lot of great things about proper posture and such in just a few lessons

Posted Oct 20, 2015
Tom B.
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Leanna is an exceptional pianist and an even better teacher! She really helped me enhance my music reading skills and encouraged me to become the become the best pianist I could be. I would definitely recommend her to piano players of all ages!

Posted Jan 26, 2015
Alex S.
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I had never taken any types of musical lessons before and just simply search piano lessons and found Leanna and after skimming over her profile a bit I decided to give it a shot and I've got to say I'm glad I did. Not only is she a very good teacher in the aspect that she knows what shes talking about she also has a pleasant personality and is easy to work with. I'd like to add also that scheduling lessons with her is easy.

If your looking for a Piano teacher I'd highly recommend Leanna.

Posted Aug 14, 2014
Yakeisha G.
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I started violin lessons with Leanna in May and I must say she is an awesome teacher. Lessons are great and I am actually learning how to play the violin! I can not think of a time when she was harsh or impatient, seeing that I complete beginner. She is pleasant and encouraging. I was late for one of she class and she was so understandable

Posted Jun 2, 2014

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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.


Doctorate of Music
Aug 2015 - Dec 2018

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



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


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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