Leah began learning the flute at the age of nine whilst living in Wellington, New Zealand. On returning to Melbourne she studied flute with Alison Catanach. In 2004, Leah was a major prize winner at The B'nai B'rith Jewish Youth Eisteddfod in Melbourne, and performed as a soloist for composer George Dreyfus at the Gandel Festival of Jewish Music.
Leah completed a Bachelor of Music at the Melbourne Conservatorium under the guidance of Alan Hardy and Margaret Crawford. In 2011, Leah was awarded the Leonard & Margaret Doman Graduate Scholarship to study for her Master of Music degree at the Canberra School of Music under prominent Australian flautists Virginia Taylor and Vernon Hill.
Leah has performed in Masterclasses and private lessons for international flautists in Australia, UK, New Zealand and Canada. Teachers included internationally renowned flautists Alexia Still (USA), Wissam Boustany (UK), Lorna McGhee (USA), William Bennett (UK), Yossi Arnheim (Israel), Alison Mitchell (UK), Felix Renggli (Switzerland), Robert Dick (USA) and Gwen Klassen (Canada).
Leah runs a busy Flute Studio in Mosman and is Mum to two young boys.
Students have weekly individual lessons (30, 45 or 60 minutes depending on the level). Each lesson is tailored to the individual needs of the student in an encouraging environment. I believe that every child has the ability to learn and I strive to teach excellence each step of the way.
Group classes are an integral part of my studio. In these classes students will learn to play in small flute ensembles, perform new and current pieces whilst gaining valuable performance experience. Group classes allow students to interact with their peers in a fun environment. These classes will be scheduled twice per term plus twice yearly end of term parties and twice yearly studio recitals at Mosman Art Gallery, Grand Hall.