I’m a professional flutist, composer and educator living in Los Angeles. I’ve been featured in the LA Times, KPCC and countless radio stations across the country as a recording artist under my own name. My flute playing can be heard on a wide range of albums and films, and in addition to my work as a composer and orchestrator for television and film.
As a new mom I noticed when I was playing musically with my daughter I had a specific focus on ear training, pitch, rhythm and movement. I began working on songs and activities that honed in on the things I felt were important for a young child's musical development, and that is how the idea for these classes was born.
I have worked with all ages, abilities and arenas in the musical world as an educator. In my work for the Harmony Project of Los Angeles, I have been privileged to teach instrumental music to underserved communities and have seen many of my students go off to succeed in college. I have taught general music in the public schools through Education Through Music, worked as a musical director leading orchestras in public and private schools, served as an adjudicator for the National YoungArts Competition and served as a guest lecturer on music education at colleges and forums. In addition to all of this I also taught music for four years at a school that served children with developmental disabilities, working alongside occupational therapists, psychologists and neurologists providing music instruction and therapy to some of those who needed it most. I’ve taught flute, clarinet, guitar, voice, ukelele, recorder...you name it!
I can't wait to share my musical training with you and your sweet potato.
— Leah Faye Paul