Leslie is committed to the success of each student. With over
25 years of teaching experience, Leslie designs lessons to meet the specific
needs and goals of each student. Her positive attitude and professional
approach motivates every student to succeed!
- The goal of the Leslie Olson Music Studio is to provide
an environment suitable for the instruction and enjoyment of music.
- Lesson programs are designed to meet specific needs
and goals of each student.
- Lessons include a balance of theory, sight reading,
ear-traning, and repertoire
appropriate to the student's level of proficiency.
- Students will be encouraged to participate in programs
designed to further these goals, such as recitals, competitions, festivals
and adjudication through the Music Teachers’ Association of California,
California Association for Professional Music Teachers, and the Southern
California School Band and Orchestra Association.
- Parents are asked to assist by providing a home environment
conducive to good learning habits.
- Offering weekly ½ hour, ¾ hour, or
1 hour lessons of Classical, Jazz, Sacred, Popular Music, and Composition.
- All styles of beginning, intermediate, and advanced
piano instruction for ages 5 to adult, and including students from public,
private, and home schools.
Through this program student's lessons are a balance
of theory, sight reading, ear training, and repertoire appropriate to
the students’ level of proficiency. Mrs. Olson’ students have
been selected to perform at the Music Teachers’ Association State
Convention each year in either classical music or their own compositions.
Leslie Olson, a national certified teacher of music, is a graduate
of San Diego State University in music education and a piano major. She
has been teaching piano and instrumental lessons since 1981 in her home
studio as well as private lessons at Christ Lutheran School in La Mesa.
She was the founder and Director of the Christian Youth Band from 1988-2000,
organist and choir director at Atonement Lutheran Church in Spring Valley,
and played clarinet and bass clarinet in the San Diego Concert Band. Mrs.
Olson now serves as a clinician for bands and is a substitute organist
in the San Diego area, playing for Sunday services, weddings, and funerals.
Mrs. Olson is also an accompanist and coach for instrumental solos, ensembles,
and vocal solos.
Mrs. Olson is an active member of the Music Teachers
National Association, California Association for Professional Music Teachers,
California School Band and Orchestra Association, and Woman Band Directors
International. She regularly attends conferences to further her education
and for the enhancement of her students. She is also an adjudicator for
music festivals and auditions, and a mentor for college pedagogy students.
Many students have become professional musicians, music teachers, and
professional actors in musical theater.
Mrs. Olson’s compositions have won many awards
Piano solos: "Invention 101," "Lament,"
"Moonlight on a Graceful Sea,"
"Serenity" for Piano or Organ Solo, "Two Hearts, One Love,"
and an arrangement
of "The First Noel."
Piano and voice: "Never Be Lonely," "Teddy
Bears," and "Thank You, Lord."
"Teddy Bears" by Leslie Olson, lyrics by Joy Yandell and arranged
by Elizabeth Axford is published by Piano Press and available at Amazon.com.
It is a piano piece suitable for early elementary level.
Ensemble: "The Christmas Joy" for Congregation