Leanne is an active professional singer, songwriter, performer and vocal instructor originally from Long Island, NY. She studied both classical and musical theater at Adelphi University, later leaving as one of the university’s top 5 singers, and as the school’s official matriculation singer in 2005.
In 2005 ,she came to Boston to acquire herBachelor’s Degree at Berklee College of Music. She studied a wide range of contemporary influences that make her the versatile artist she is today, including metal, R&B, jazz, classical, pop and rock. Leanne studied under Gabrielle Goodman, back-up singer to Aretha Franklin and Chaka Khan.
Over the past 9 years, Leanne has been teaching lessons all over the Boston area. She teaches private and group vocal instruction, has trained others to become successful vocal instructors, and has run small music and band programs for children and adults of all ages. Leanne has provided private vocal studio coaching for many of her students' demos and albums, helping to produce their own unique sound and gain the best quality vocal tracks possible for their projects.
Leanne has given workshops on performance anxiety, somatic breathwork, and live performance instruction. One of her unique specialties is to help guide those looking to learn more edgy styles of music. She has successful taught people to scream, and use grit in their voices safely and effectively, helping to amplify the power of their natural sound.
Alongside her teaching experience, Leanne has fronted several Boston bands, such as Top 40’s Pop/Rock band, Big City Band from the Hank Entertainment Agency, and has toured the Northeast with her original rock groups, taught and collaborated on music projects and programs in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and has written several albums. She also works as a session musician, and collaborates on a wide range of music projects from all over the world online.
Need help auditioning? No problem! Leanne has tons of experience auditioning for TV Shows like American Idol, America’s Got Talent, and The Voice, where she passed all the preliminary rounds. She has helped many of her students pass their auditions successfully, and has inspired them to set their goals much higher as performers.
Diversity, versatility, and pushing the limits in edgy contemporary genres of music have been her primary focus of instruction. Leanne believes in building a foundation of technique while introducing the many psychological aspects of singing. Everyone learns differently, and Leanne will offer various methods and analogies to help you connect to your instrument and find true vocal freedom! She will challenge you, help you to find your voice unique voice, and to highlight everyone’s personal strengths and natural inflections of their voice. If you enjoy challenge, versatility and want to find your own unique vocal talent, or just want to see what your voice is truly capable of, Leanne is excited to help you achieve your goals!