Leslie Counts

Leslie C.

Palmdale, CA
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Lesson Details

Classical Piano

Levels Taught:
Intermediate, Advanced
I offer a comprehensive approach to classical technique and improvisation.
I teach jazz piano arrangement and soloing techniques.
I teach classical repertoire of many diverse composers.
I tailor my instruction to the needs and interests of my students.
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Leslie teaches



Leslie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+

Teaching since:

I am a professional pianist and worship leader who lives in Palmdale, Ca. with my wife and three kids. I have a MM Degree from the Juilliard School where I studied with Jerome Lowenthal. I also have an extensive background in Jazz improvisation and I have taught both classical repertoire and jazz improvisation at local colleges.
My Jazz teachers included Terry Trotter, Harold Denko and Gary Dial. Currently I teach at Antelope Valley College. I also am a worship leader and have 20 years experience with piano improvisation as related to the worship service.


MM Degree in Piano Performance
Sep 1992 - Jun 1994
The Juilliard School
BM in PIano Performance
Sep 1987 - Jun 1992
Cal State Long Beach

Photos & Videos

A simple scale basis for improvising on the Jazz Ballad, "A Child is born"
A standard  jazz piano arrangement of "O Christmas Tree"

5 Reviews

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SC Jan 4, 2019
Piano · In studio

Les Counts is an excellent teacher of both jazz improv as well as full on classical styles. A caring and patient teacher who pulls the best out of each of his students. I have heard many of his students perform and they are all competent and interpretive. I highly recommend him for a piano teacher.

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Mark Jan 4, 2019
Piano · In studio

I studied Piano with Les for a semester at Antelope Valley College. Whether you are starting off or looking to take your Piano playing to the next level, Les is the instructor you are looking for. Les possess a wealth of knowledge across various styles. I highly recommend Les Counts.

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Randel Jan 3, 2019
Classical Piano · In home

He is an amazing teacher
Has lots of knowledge in music theory
Can teach many styles of music
Is an overall amazing teacher

Sandra G. Jan 2, 2019
Classical Piano · In studio

Mr accounts is well versed in Music theory especially jazz and it’s application. As an instructor he is encouraging and patient. He explains different techniques simply and clearly. As an adult student I found his respectful approach comforting and kind. I learned and accomplished much under Mr Counts tutelage.

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Becky Jan 2, 2019
Piano · In studio

Les is a great piano teacher. He has taught all 3 of my children. My oldest 2 kids have taken lessons from him for 12 years. They are both accomplished pianists. My youngest has taken piano with him for 6 years. She enjoys piano as well.

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