Lena Leon de Lahaye

Lena L.

Jacksonville, FL

About Lena L.

Background check: Last verified 09/28/2015
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Lena teaches: Ages 7 and up
Teaching since: September 2005
Last sign in: 3 days ago

Overview

Born in 1982, Havana, Cuba.
Singer, Actress and Music teacher.
Member of Jacksonville Symphony Chorus​.

Began studying piano at the tender age of 5 and four years later she was accepted at the
​Conservatory of Music "Manuel Saumell", where also studied singing and choral conducting.
She continued her superior studies until the age of 18 at Conservatory "Amadeo Roldan" specializing in choral conducting and music theory.

In the year 2000 was accepted at the University of Arts of Havana, Cuba (ISA) where she began studying opera singing and performing arts. During her time at ISA participated in recitals as a soprano soloist and acting with the theater group "Century 21".

After earning her Bachelor’s Degree, won a scholarship awarded by the Fundacin Carolina to study at the Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona, ​​Spain. There she had the privilege to be the apprentice of the prestigious singers Eduard Jimenez and Maria Soler.

After her postgraduate studies, Lena received Master lessons from the internationally recognized soprano Montserrat Caball at the city of Zaragoza, Spain.

Lena has being teaching music now for over ten years. Her profound love for music and children, inspired and motivated her to become a teacher.

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Experience

Professor of Music

Jan 2014 - Present
Carpe Diem Music Inc.

Lessons from beginner to advanced level! ​
I will enhance and develop each student’s abilities through high-quality music instruction in a fun and interactive environment.

Professor of Music

Sep 2007 - Dec 2013
private music lessons

voice, piano, music theory, kids music and movement

Professor of Music

Sep 2005 - Jun 2007
Conservatory of music Amadeo Roldan

voice teacher

Education

Continuing education program in vocal performance

Sep 2006 - Jul 2007
Concervatori Liceu at Barcelona, Spain

Degree of Bachelor of Music, specialty: choirmaster

Sep 2000 - Jun 2005
ISA college of arts

Degree of Bachelor of Music, specialty: Voice

Sep 2000 - Jun 2005
The Higher Institute of Art

Languages Spoken

English

Professional Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Report of Evaluation of Educational Credentials

Jan 2014
Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants

The following is a response to Ms. Leon D. request for a document-by-document evaluation of her academic credentials from Cuba and Spain. This evaluation was prepared based on official original academic credentials.
Ms. Leon D. attended the Higher Institute of Art. Founded in 1976, the higher Institute of Art is a recognized (accredited) public institution of higher education in Cuba. In order to be accepted into the Higher Institute of Art, applicants must have the high school diploma (bachiller). This is the equivalent of graduation from a college preparatory program at an accredited high school in the United States.
Ms. Leon D. was awarded the degree of Licentiate in Music, Specialty: Voice by the Higher Institute or Art on July 14, 2005. This is the equivalent of the U.S degree of Bachelor of Music with a major in Vocal Performance earned at a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States.
Ms. Leon D. continued her study at Liceu Conservatory (COnservatori Liceu) from 2006 to 2007. Founded in 1837, Liceu Conservatory is a recognized (accredited) conservatory of music in Spain which offers secondary and post-secondary level programs.
Ms. Leon D. completed the 360-hour Advanced Training (curso de perfeccionamiento musical) program in the Specialty : classical Music- Voice (Especialidad de Música Clásica- Canto) and was awarded the Diploma of Completion by Liceu Conservatory on June 17, 2007. This is the equivalent of completion of 360 hours of non-credit bearing study in a continuing education program in Vocal Performance at a Conservatory of Music in the United States.
In summary, it is the judgment of Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants, that Ms. Leon D. has the equivalent of the U.S degree of the Bachelor of Music with a major in Vocal Performance earned at a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States.

Awards

scholarship for postgraduate studies in music

Sep 2007
Foundation Carolina (Spain)
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16 Reviews on Lena L.

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Yvette Jun 2, 2016
Piano · In studio
so glad to have found Miss Lena! My daughter absolutely adores her. I love having concerts/recitals every so often, it gives her a goal to reach for & they get so proud of themselves. My daughter usually cannot sit still but loves Miss Lena's teaching style, she makes it fun. My daughter will be attending camp with her this summer, getting exposed to a little bit of everything. Miss Lena is talented & passionate about all of the arts, not just piano, not just singing but drama & all art. It is reflected in her home/studio. Her passion seems to rubbing off on my daughter & it is so worth it...thank you Miss Lena!
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Gloria May 22, 2016
Singing · In studio
My daughter loves her piano, singing and acting lessons with Lena. She is a lovely person and has a fun, gentle approach and she really knows how to pull the best effort out of her students. I am also very happy that she speaks Spanish because my daughter needs some Spanish reinforcement :-) I am so glad I found Lena!
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Mirna Apr 29, 2016
Piano · In studio
She is really good, she has extensive experience and knowledge and is able to think outside the box and be creative in her lessons. My daughter adores her and looks forward to her lesson each week.
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S.S. Mar 1, 2016
Vocal Training
Fabulous Instructor!!
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Jonathan H. Jan 15, 2016
Verified Student
Lena was awesome! A 5! My son loved her teaching style. She was so patient with him.
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Jillian Jan 14, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
She is just super! I love her approach with my daughter and that is positive. I would highly recommend Lena!
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Student A Jan 11, 2016
Singing · In studio
Great lessons! Best music teacher I've ever had!
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Rebecca Jan 9, 2016
Piano · In home
Well my daughter has taken piano lessons from Mrs. Lena for approximately four months. Mrs Lena is very paient and very knowledgeable when doing her lessons. My daughter really enjoys working with her, because she makes it fun and enjoyable. Lena is very outgoing, and is willing to do what is needed for your child to understand and learn. I would defiantly recommend her if you are looking for someone to teach your child music, voice, or piano.
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Ksenia C. Nov 7, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Lena is wonderful! I really enjoy taking lessons with her. She is passionate about what she does, encouraging and knowledgeable!
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Ethan H. Oct 21, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Lena was very fun and patient teacher. My 11 year old boy can be a handful but she was able to connect with him to teach him some basics on his first lesson. He is excited for lesson number 2