Leslie Zapiain
Miami, FL
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Leslie Zapiain

Leslie Z.

Miami, FL
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Now is always a good time to begin learning piano! It's never too late to begin. I have worked with students from Kindergarten to lifelong learning groups in both classroom and one-on-one settings. I have especially enjoyed working with young students who are just being introduced to music. Let's begin!

About Leslie Z.

My name is Leslie and I believe each person has a story to tell and a unique voice to tell it with. Whatever your experience level, I am happy to work with you in identifying and pursuing your goals in music. Whether you're interested in making a career out of music, taking up a new hobby, or rekindling an old skill, I am here to help!

I've been trained in classical methods for voice and have been able to translate those healthy techniques to other styles of music. I have most recently performed in operas and musicals and have enjoyed my time singing in choirs and jazz combos. Participating in both performance and education has always been important in my life, and I hope to continue this trend. Not only do I find both settings incredibly enjoyable, but I am a firm believer that teachers should be able to practice what they preach as far as skill acquisition and work ethic!

While voice is my primary instrument, I also offer piano for beginning and intermediate students as well as ear training lessons. While we have fun in our lessons and with music, a certain amount of discipline and practice time is necessary for improvement. You'll find that I'm very organized in my approach for all subjects, as I take the time that you are paying for seriously. I work hard to offer comprehensive lessons that will help you with whatever genre you're learning or skills you're working to hone.

If you have any questions at all- about lessons, your teacher search, or scheduling, feel free to send me a note, and I'll be happy to get back to you as quickly as possible!

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Victor C.
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It's been difficult to schedule the first lesson with Leslie but finally locked down a day/time after about two weeks of trying.

An hour before the first lesson today, she called to cancel and let me know that she “accepted a job yesterday so will no longer be giving lessons".

Posted Aug 8, 2018
Vania
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Leslie is an incredible teacher who makes sure you feel comfortable in the class and makes the class fun. While keeping it fun she help you improve so much, and I can 100% say that my vocal abilities have significantly improved since I started taking classes with her!

Posted Jun 4, 2018
Krystal B.
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Leslie is really down to Earth and my first lesson with her was great. She makes it clear that the lessons are a safe space. She works with you to figure out a game plan to reach your goals with singing. I'm looking forward to continuing my lessons with her!

Posted Mar 5, 2018
Lesley D.
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Leslie is very talented, patient and caring. My daughter is very happy with her and enjoys her lessons. Leslie is reliable and trustworthy.

Posted Jan 18, 2018
Melanie D.
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Leslie is very flexible, kind and professional. My daughter is benefiting from these lessons and enjoys Leslie.

Posted Oct 6, 2017
My D.
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Leslie is a great teacher.

Posted Aug 22, 2017
Kristina
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Posted Feb 5, 2017
Gifty T.

Leslie is an amazing teacher she was really great with my daughter and she loves her. I wish is was still in our area but all the same I wish her all the best in her new area. God richly bless you Leslie.

Posted Aug 24, 2016
Dawn N.
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I had a blast! The lesson was a lot of fun, and was very informative! I look forward to the next one.

Posted Aug 4, 2016
Amanda H.
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Miss Leslie has really great techniques and has a really nice voice. In only a month, she helped me improve a lot! I highly recommend her for voice lessons.

Posted Aug 1, 2016
Elle
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Even though we were only with Leslie for a short time, we thoroughly enjoyed our time with her. She is very patient and has a beautiful voice!

Posted Aug 1, 2016
Eugenio B.
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Impressive! Leslie started with an interview. I believed this was to get a feel for the students experience and expectations. She followed this with vocal warm ups observing for areas that need work and focused on them for the rest of the session. I'm looking forward to the next class.

Posted Jul 13, 2016
Justin
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Leslie is the first singing teacher i've ever had, and honestly i think she is the best. She is very caring and joyful all the time and its very easy to get along with her. I enjoy coming to lessons because i enjoy singing but overall the reason why i like lessons is because she makes it into such a amazing experience. p.s shes the best teacher so if you are looking for a teacher and reading this then choose her.

Posted Jun 25, 2016
Kari K.
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She is absolutely wonderful! She is so patient and understanding. She adapts well the the student's needs and really understands how to bring a child's attention back to the task on hand. Super friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this instructor

Posted Jun 20, 2016
Nancy C.
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My daughter has taken two lessons with Leslie thus far, and my daughter loves her session. Leslie is very patient and you can tell she enjoys teaching. She allows my daughter to express herself but yet refocuses her effectively on the lesson at hand. She is very constructive with her lesson plan. I thoroughly enjoy my daughter's enthusiasm towards her lesson.

Posted May 30, 2016
Rachel
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Leslie is supportive, understanding, and defiantly knows her stuff. She fits lessons to my voice and has so far helped expand it.

Posted May 27, 2016
Marcie
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Leslie is such a wonderful voice teacher! She has helped me in audition prep, musical theatre, simple piano and classical music. I really could jot have wished for a better voice teacher!

Posted May 27, 2016
Marcie
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Leslie is such a wonderful voice teacher! She has helped me in audition prep, musical theatre, simple piano and classical music. I really could jot have wished for a better voice teacher!

Posted May 27, 2016
Paige
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Great teacher! My son is 5 and he loves going to lessons with her. She's great with kids!

Posted May 27, 2016
Rachel
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Leslie is a fantastic instructor. She's supportive, patient, fun, and easy to work with. She understands the foundation of singing and how to apply it to you and your lesson. Defiantly someone to take lessons from.

Posted Feb 16, 2016
Katie
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Leslie has a wonderful instrument and is so knowledgeable about the way it works. You can tell that she really wants you to succeed.

Posted Feb 9, 2016
Sydney M.
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Leslie has a wonderful way about her. Very professional and equally kind. My daughter is very excited to have such a great teacher!

Posted Jan 28, 2016
Rachel S.

Leslie is an amazing teacher. She has her degree in music education and has endless experience working with kids and adults of all ages. Leslie is dependable, knowledgeable, personable, and overall a lovely person. I would absolutely recommend!

Posted Jan 20, 2016
Kathy
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My daughter loves her voice lessons! Leslie is a fabulous and encouraging teacher -- young, enthusiastic and genuinely talented at her art. Her education and professional experience give her the knowledge and ability to teach with confidence, and her vocal talent is an inspiration to her students. Five stars for this wonderful teacher!

Posted Jan 12, 2016
Leigh Rohrbach
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Lesile is so top notch! She is passionate about what she does and genuinely wants to share her passion with her students. She is not only knowledgeable in her field (classical voice, repertoire, vocal pedagogy), but she is also supportive and encouraging. Her voice is an excellent, healthy and consistent vocal model, and she can very easy articulate what she is doing in her technique to produce a healthy sound as well as articulate and diagnose what others are doing and how to work out ways to produce a more beautiful, healthy sound. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone!

Posted Jan 11, 2016

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Experience

Music Educator
Aug 2018 - Present

St. Hugh Catholic School

Private Voice Instructor
May 2014 - Present

Private Voice Studio

Vocal and Beginner Piano Instructor
Aug 2015 - Jun 2016

Nova Music

Voice and Beginner Piano Instructor
May 2015 - Feb 2016

Mike's Music

Student Conductor
Aug 2013 - May 2015

Otterbein United Methodist Church

Undergrad Opera Assistant/Director of Production Communications
Aug 2014 - Apr 2015

James Madison University

Student Conductor, Manager
Aug 2014 - Dec 2014

The James Madison University Women’s Chorus

Education

Master of Music
Aug 2016 - May 2018

Frost School of Music

Bachelor of Music
Aug 2011 - Dec 2015

James Madison University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Educator Certificate
Dec 2019

State of Florida Department of Education

Certification to teach Music K-12
Educator Certificate
Jun 2015

State of Virginia

Certification to teach Music PreK-12

Awards

Category Winner, 1st Place
Feb 2015

VANATS competition for classical voice

2014 ACDA Conducting Competition Winner
Apr 2014

James Madison University

Concerto Aria Competition, Vocal Winner
Jan 2014

James Madison University

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