Leslie’s Music Studio


Leslie’s Music Studio is located in Olathe, Kansas ands draws students from Olathe, Lenexa, and southwest Overland Park. Weekly private piano lessons for students in grades K-12 are given in Leslie’s home studio.

Private lessons at Leslie’s Music Studio are designed with the needs of the developing child in mind, and are  tailored to suit each student. A dynamic and motivating curriculum is presented at each level of study to foster meaningful and enjoyable learning for beginning and advanced students alike. The studio space is equipped with a professional-quality Yamaha upright piano, as well as a music library and studio iPad updated with the latest exciting music apps for use in lessons.

Students have the opportunity to showcase their talents at studio recitals that are given once a year. Between recitals, students participate in group classes to help them prepare for performances, hear other students play, and gain valuable skills in music theory, performance reflection, analysis and critique. Numerous competitive and non-competitive performance opportunities are also offered, and all students are encouraged to participate as is appropriate.

Enroll in weekly private lessons and enjoy Leslie’s Music Studio workshops, master classes, composition and improvisation workshops, and special classes tailored for students of every ability level.

Leslie Newlin


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Students who enroll with Leslie’s Music Studio will receive a music instructor who is passionate about teaching piano and who sincerely cares about the learning experience of her students.

Leslie Newlin strives to provide the highest quality instruction for her students. She received her bachelor’s degree in Music Education with an emphasis in piano from MidAmerica Nazarene University and has over 15 years experience in the music industry. In addition to private teaching, Leslie serves as the choral accompanist at Pioneer Trail Middle School. She is a member of the professional organizations OMTA, KCMTA and MTNA (Olathe Music Teachers Association, Kansas City Music Teacher’s Association and Music Teachers National Association).

Teaching Philosophy


Leslie Newlin is committed to providing a space where learning is safe and fun, where the student’s spirit is nurtured and can come alive, and where your child can discover his or her own musical voice. May piano lessons be a source of joy, an instiller of confidence, and a firm foundation for your child’s musical journey!

For more details, see the Studio Policy or contact Leslie with questions.