“I am practicing with savanna and am already pleased with just one lesson from you! I am really looking forward to watching her journey as a pianist with you as her teacher! Just wanted to send you a text and share my excitement and tell you how pleased I am with how well she took to you!” – parent of student

“I want to thank you for the amazing growth our daughter has achieved. We are thrilled with her accomplishments in just a year with you. The best part is watching her enthusiasm in piano. Thanks again”
-parent of student

“Dear Lesli, The recital this morning was incredible to say the least. All the students played beautifully! We can’t say enough about it. It also speaks volumes about your teachings, your patience and your love for music. Our daughter is very fortunate to have you as her teacher. I have no words to tell you the gratitude we feel of your teaching, talent and your faith in your students.”
-parents of student

“Lesli, We finally got up to our cabin yesterday. I had to share her keyboard….she has all of these pencils/markers and pens on the side. I went to move them and she stopped me and said “This is how Mrs.Lesli’s piano looks like and I am making my own school up here.” She then played for hours! Thank you for inspiring…”
-parent of student

“Dear Lesli, Thanks for a great recital on Friday. Everybody did really well. We really appreciate the hard work you put into the recitals and it obviously pays off. I am also very pleased with the fact that she has become very independent in practicing and learning the piano and rarely needs my help. Thank you again.”
-parent & student

“Hi Lesli! I have been meaning to email you for so long. I took a piano class here at BYU-Idaho and I have to thank you for being such an amazing teacher. I breezed through it so easily. Getting in practice time was super hard, but I made it through because of how hard you pushed me as a student. I really appreciate everything you have taught me! I really miss taking lessons from you!”
-former student

“You are such a great and talented teacher and woman.You have been so wonderful with my daughter which is why I’m taking lessons too.”
-parent & student

“Again, what a gift of music you have given her. She truly is on the piano everyday, sometimes twice. I have always been able to recognize her playing when something is bothering her. Its been the tool in our home for me to know when something is wrong. Piano gives her that outlet for expression….happy or sad.”
– parent of student

“Lesli,
I’am amazed by every recital, but this one was outstanding. The pieces were extraordinary and everyone did a beautiful job.I remember when she got the piece, thinking is that too big for her. We are so proud of her and thank you again for these wonderful memories.”
-parent of student

What a beautiful performance you orchestrated this evening. Thank you for all your efforts! Thank you also for the thoughtful gift for JD…he came right home and sat down to do the puzzle…asking us to time him and see how quickly he could finish it.It was a lovely eVening and we wanted to let you know we enjoyed it!
-Parent of student

“She was super excited to show me those books…You work very hard with her…Thank you for being the lead in her journey of music.”
-Parent of student

“I’m so glad Katie had decided to continue with her lessons. I think she is doing very well. She has always had trouble with fine motor coordination and I think these lessons are helping her. Plus she really enjoys the music she plays. Just to let you know… she never complains about practicing!
So, thank you Lesli!!
-Megan, parent of student

“Dear Lesli,Thanks for a great recital on Friday. Everybody did really well. We really appreciate the hard work you put into the recitals and it obviously pays off. I am also very pleased with the fact that she has become very independent in practicing and learning the piano and rarely needs my help. Thank you again.”
-parent & student

Lesli,
We had so much fun with this event, some of the student perfomances were just amazing! And the venue made it easy to walk over to Sauce afterwards for lunch with family who don’t often get to spend time together. Really a highlight for us all!
George, parent of student

“Thank you! We loved the event. Everyone was so well prepared – the work everyone put into this was apparent. Zoe is looking forward to her next semester – we’re so glad we got her started with lessons!”
George and Michelle, parents of student

“Hey Lesli – I just wanted to let you know that I am so very grateful to have you for a piano teacher…you are so completely dedicated to your students and you give up so much of your time to help us! And all of our piano recitals are always completely amazing!!!!!!!! I just wanted to let you know I appreciate you and everything you do :)) THANK YOU!!!!!!”
-Rachael, high school student

“Lesli,I am once again impressed with all your hard work and patience.Thanks for everything.”
-Kathy, parent & student

“You are such a great and talented teacher and woman. You have been so wonderful with my daughter which is why I’m taking lessons too.”
– Karen, parent & student

“I want to thank you for the amazing growth Alden has achieved. We are thrilled with her accomplishments in just a year with you. The best part is watching her enthusiasm in piano. When she got home from her lesson at 6:45, she practiced the Once Upon a December song!! Thanks again”
-parent of student

“Thank you so much! I will definitely use the knowledge you gave me! I feel like a better singer now that I can just pick up a piece of music and know if it’s good for me or not. Thank you for using and incorporating all different learning styles in your teaching.”
– Pat, theory student

“It was so nice meeting and talking with you at the auditions at The Herberger. Thank you for your accompaniment of my students on Wednesday.”
-Linda Spevacek, composer

“Ms. Lesli,
Your hard work and dedication to the children, the children’s hard work and dedication to you, brings a smile to my face and my family. We are blessed to have you in our lives. Thank you.”
Judy, parent of student

“Hi Lesli,
Thank you again for an amazing recital. I must tell you……. I was nervous over this piece, but it ended up being her best recital. She said she wasn’t nervous and loved it!!! I’m so bummed her grandparents or my cousins were not at this recital, but having your website is priceless for them to enjoy. She finds such comfort and joy in playing piano. You’re an amazing teacher and I’m thrilled she has you as her mentor.
With gratitude, Sherry”

“Thank you for all your organization and hard work getting all the kids ready for today’s recital. Everyone did a wonderful job and after each recital I’m amazed by all your efforts. Again, I thank you for the growth and love Alden has for piano, I owe it all to you. Thank you.”
-parent of student

“Lesli, Wow! You are amazing. Thank you so very much for posting her recital piece. We love it! The recital last night was so impressive and the kids did such a wonderful job. Fabulous. I know it was a tremendous amount of work and your dedication and commitment really made for a beautiful Christmas concert. Thank you,”
Stephanie, parent of student

“I look forward to hearing her practice…one of my favorite times of the day is the music she makes…Thank You for being a part of her world and a wonderful piano teacher!!!!!”
-Donna, parent of student

“Lesli, Thank you for a FANTASTIC job planning, coordinating and teaching both recitals, especially the ensemble one. AMAZING!!!!!!!”
Kathy, parent of student

“Thank you for being a great instructor…it made learning this “scary” subject so much easier! Your instruction forced me to think outside thebox.”
-Julie, theory student

“Lesli, thank you for being such a wonderful role model for my daughter. She thoroughly enjoyed her piano lessons. We are going to miss you!”
-Janice, parent of student

“Hi Lesli, thank you so much for the great job of accompanying our daughter Corri at yesterday’s recital for Judy Durocher’s students.”
-Debbie Schembri, parent of student

“Hi Lesli, It’s me, Lynsee! I have been meaning to email you for so long. I took a piano class here at BYU-Idaho and I have to thank you for being such an amazing teacher. I breezed through it so easily. Getting in practice time was super hard, but I made it through because of how hard you pushed me as a student. I really appreciate everything you have taught me! I really miss taking lessons from you!”
-Lynsee, former student