Owner/Founder, Lead Preschool Teacher, Piano Instructor
Miss Leah has been a teacher at Do Re Mi Academy since 2010. She has taught piano, violin, and all three preschool programs at the Academy and loves working kids and inspiring them to love music. She adores getting to know each kid, learn about their unique strengths and develop their confidence in themselves and in music. Miss Leah was a student herself at Do Re Mi Academy back in the “Kids & Music” days. She has been playing the piano since age 4 and violin since age 7. Her favorite musical pastime is to write music. The highlight of Miss Leah’s musical career was getting to play at Carnegie Hall in New York with her high school orchestra.
With a major in History and minor in music (piano, vocal) from University of Washington, Angela has been playing the piano since age 7. The child of a pastor, she has been volunteering as a piano accompanist at church over 20 years, and has worked with various different ages of kids/students. Angela says: ‘I love teaching and music is still my favorite subject. Therefore, being a piano teacher fulfills my dream and it is very rewarding to see my students grow. My favorite part is when a student asks me for a challenging song and is really pumped to learn a new thing. Not only do I love playing the piano but I love to sing. I have been in choir almost my whole entire life. Music is my Life! I love interacting with kids and to see them grow’.
Rebecca comes to us with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University and has completed courses in piano performance and pedagogy at BYU and at Boise State University. She has worked at local schools as an assistant teacher and music specialist, and has taught piano lessons to all ages for 20 years. Outside of teaching, Rebecca delights in hiking, paddle boarding, and gardening with her husband and 3 children. She also enjoys performing piano and guitar, and makes time to be involved in the Seattle music community. Rebecca says: ‘I absolutely agree with Victor Hugo, “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” As a music teacher, I guide students as they discover their own musical interests, develop their listening and playing skills, and grow a lifetime love of music’.