Growing Musical Minds

Growing Musical Minds

5.0(2 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


I have over 30 years of teaching experience, focused mainly on beginning and intermediate students of all ages.

Learning a musical instrument or participating in group music making, develops more than just musical talent. Critical life skills such as perserverance, patience, diligence and determination are the wonderful by-products of the experience. Seeing my students grow in every way brings me so much joy.


Hired 1 time
1 employee
9 years in business
Serves Manassas , VA
Offers online services

Payment methods

Credit Card, Zelle


Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Student has instrument

Students who have a piano, Students who have a keyboard

Interested musical styles

Classical, Pop, I can make recommendations


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Lesley is patient, and has a delightful personality. She points out my errors in such an encouraging way that it never feels like criticism. Very pleased. I like how she is pacing me as well.
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January 27, 2019
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Katie L.

Lesley has been teaching my 2 sons piano for about 6 months and she is fantastic! The boys have learned so much and look forward to going to their weekly lesson as well as practicing! She motivates them with her positive remarks and encouragement that they really are learning to love music and playing the piano!
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August 18, 2018

Frequently asked questions

After initial contact which will determine whether the student and I would be a good fit, I offer a free 15 minute lesson to learn even more about the prospective student's learning style,experience, strengths and areas that need development. If the parent or prospective student agree, we will go ahead and schedule weekly lessons.

I have a BMus in Piano Performance and have taught private, group, classroom and choral music for the past 30 years.

I began teaching during my gap year between high school and college, and loved it so much that I decided to change my college study plans from pre-med to music! I especially enjoy teaching beginner and intermediate students because the wonder and joy of discovery in those students is so priceless and contagious, it motivates me to want provide the most joy-filled, effective instruction that I can.
I have worked with students of all abilities and ages; from 3 - 73, from those with exceptional ability to those differently abled. Each student is unique and I work to discover how they best connect to their innate musicality.
It is important to find out if you and your prospective teacher are compatible. Take advantage of any “meet and greet” or trial lessons offered. Think about what learning experience you’d most enjoy and communicate your needs clearly. If the lessons are for your child, observe carefully the interaction between the teacher and your child. Be sure that you understand the teachers expectations and studio policies before you sign up for lessons.
1. What is my end goal? 2. How do I learn best? 3. Do I have sufficient time to commit to practice? 4. What genre of music am I most interested in exploring?

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