(Leslie pictured above at age 11)

About Leslie McMichael

LESLIE MCMICHAEL feels lucky to be doing what she loves for a living. A graduate of Wellesley College, her musical pursuits include performance, teaching, recording, and composition. Leslie has toured across the United States with silent film performances, played for local weddings, worked as a Seattle Symphony teaching artist, and composed and performed music commissions for film and dance. Having pursued Suzuki Method training with Mary Kay Waddington at the American Suzuki Institute, Leslie directs a thriving Suzuki harp program in the greater Seattle area. She is a faculty member at Music Center of the Northwest, and has also taught harp at the Edmonds Summer Music School, the Evergreen Suzuki Institute, and Suzuki Institute of Seattle. Leslie is on the 4Culture Touring Arts Roster, has served as president of the Suzuki Association of Washington State and of the Seattle Chapter of the American Harp Society, and directed Vashon Island Harp Camp. She lives on a rural island in a purple house with her wonderful husband, two cats and a turtle.