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.
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.
voice, piano, music theory, kids music and movement
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.