A classically trained musician, Elizabeth Leehey explores many other types of music with her students. This includes video game music, which she has found exciting, challenging, full of possibilities. “My teaching style focuses on leading each student to develop individuality and expressiveness in their music-making, along with a high level of technical ability on their instrument. My clarinet lessons are tailored to the individual student’s needs and goals and include music theory, scales, etudes, and solo and ensemble repertoire. My students learn proper technique along with musicality right from the very first clarinet lesson. Students who have a solid foundation in clarinet technique and musical knowledge progress faster, find greater enjoyment in playing, and stay with the instrument all through school years and into adulthood.”
Elizabeth has an extensive performing background as a solo recitalist and chamber musician. She has presented recitals in concert series at universities, music schools, and art centers in the United States and in Spain. As clarinetist and arranger with Boston Arts Consort, she performs classical and traditional music of Spain, including original arrangements for clarinet, voice, and piano of zarzuela, Spanish nationalist music, and folk music.
Elizabeth received her B.M. from the Boston Conservatory of Music.
Leehey enjoys traveling through Europe with her husband. Elizabeth’s many interests include Alexander Technique and its application to music-making. She is a devoted student of the Technique and has gained extensive experience through private lessons and intensives with teachers in the USA, Greece, and Spain. Through this work, she continues to make discoveries in her playing and teaching.