Pianist

Leila began taking classical piano lessons at the age of 4. She pursued her studies under the practical and theoretical curriculum of the Royal Conservatory of Music, receiving her ARCT Diploma in Piano Performance in December of 2011 (the equivalent of a college degree). From an early age, she also relied on her musical ear to pick up melodies she'd hear on the radio or in television scores, improvising complete piano arrangements upon a single listen. She has since combined her formal training with her love for popular styles to weave together an original blend of technique, authenticity, and accessibility in her playing. 

Today, Leila regularly incorporates her skills as a pianist into her professional life. She works as the piano cover artist for Wurrly, a mobile karaoke app, arranging and engineering piano renditions in all genres to provide a customized experience for users (click here to view footage of Aaron Carter tracking vocals over one of her piano recordings).  She is also the keyboardist for multiple Los Angeles artists, and she is available for live shows, studio recordings, video shoots, and tours (click here to listen to her piano playing, featured on singer-songwriter Katie Stump's "Minnesota"). 

Additionally, Leila offers piano and music theory lessons in the Los Angeles area. For more information, please click here.

For more piano samples, feel free to press "play" on the tracks below (featuring Leila's improvised renditions of popular music): 

The dedication and persistence Leila used to achieve the ARCT diploma with the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) was exemplary. The lessons learned on the road are indeed, difficult and demand perseverance. They definitely helped her build a personal standard for music and as such, have enhanced her efforts in practice, writing, performance, and will continue to do so into the future.
— Diane Smith, Classical Piano Teacher (RCM)