Leonardo is a passionate musician and dedicated educator hailing from northeastern Nevada. He has been teaching and mentoring students for the better part of a decade and loves to see his students succeed! His goal with every student is to help them develop confidence in themselves as people and musicians, inspire a passion or appreciation for music and have fun while doing it. Leonardo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Boise State University and a Master’s Degree in Film Score from the Seattle Film Institute. He has taught middle school and high school choral and instrumental music in the public schools and has had former private students of his go on to study music in a university setting and beyond. Leonardo performs quite regularly. He has performed in a variety groups and productions; he sang and played saxophone in Afrosonics, a Boise-based afro funk band, performed the lead role of Frederick in a musical production of the Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, and currently sings tenor as part of Millennial Choirs and Orchestras. He also writes and produces music for film, video games, the concert stage and his own projects and frequently draws on this experience to widen his students horizons.