Leanna Lam

Leanna L.

Austin, TX
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Lesson Details

Music Theory

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.
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About

Leanna delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 65 and special needs

Teaching since:
February 2005

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

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.

Photos & Videos

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Leanna performs Franz Liszt: Episoden aus Lenaus Faust. Tanz in der Dorfschenke (Mephisto Waltz No. 1)
Leanna performs Sergei Rachmaninoff: Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op. 42
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15 Reviews

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Hany A. Nov 2, 2017
Piano · In studio

Very patient with first timers, extremely nice and welcoming. good teaching techniques.

Shelley G. Dec 11, 2016
Violin · In studio

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.

Harry Aug 1, 2016
Piano · In studio

Fantastic! She is just what I needed to get me started with Piano!

Daniel May 23, 2016
Piano · In studio

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

Very sweet, patient.

Joshua H. Mar 27, 2016
Piano · In studio

She is great! !! Seems she has allot of patience. I am green as theyou come.

Lauren L. Mar 22, 2016
Piano · In studio

excellent

Jennifer Whitehill Feb 9, 2016
Violin · In studio

Very patient with me (and lots of positive feedback). I thoroughly enjoyed my lesson!

Jennifer Whitehill Feb 8, 2016
Violin · In studio

Very patient with me (and lots of positive feedback). I thoroughly enjoyed my lesson!

Kyle Griffin Feb 1, 2016
Piano · In studio

Great lessons, very helpful and patient instructor. Thanks!

Matthew P. Jan 24, 2016
Classical Piano · In studio

She was very patient and soft spoken. My son's really loved their lesson and are motivated to keep going.

Stratos M. Oct 20, 2015
Violin · In studio

Excellent Lessons. Have really learned a lot of great things about proper posture and such in just a few lessons

Tom B. Jan 26, 2015
Piano · In home

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!

Alex S. Aug 14, 2014
Piano · In studio

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.

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Yakeisha G. Jun 2, 2014
Violin · In studio

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

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