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Leah Burks, an accomplished Pianist and Cellist with the Missouri Philharmonic Orchestra, is proud to offer Piano and Cello lessons now. With her piano studio located conveniently inside National Avenue Christian Church, Leah makes learning a new instrument — or continuing your musical education — accessible to all age levels from preschool to adult.

Music theory is an important part of learning piano, and from day one Leah teaches music theory in a way that is accessible and welcoming. Leah teaches piano, keyboard, and cello. She also offers private online lessons via Skype. 

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Private Piano Lessons Springfield MO

Leah offers piano lessons in Springfield, MO. Having played piano for 14 years, Leah is an expert accompanist who enjoys working with her students to find new ways for them to learn. Understanding that each of us has a bit of neurodivergence inside of us, Leah is just as passionate about finding which pathway of learning is most helpful for a student as she is about teaching course material. 

Her customized lesson plans are what set Leah apart as a piano instructor. Students who have found music boring will appreciate her fresh approach to music education. Student age 4 to adult can learn to play piano.

Learn Cello From A Stage Musician

Like most young girls, Leah was instantly attracted to the Cello. Long considered one of the most romantic stringed instruments, Leah began playing the cello at age 7, earning a spot on the Missouri Philharmonic Orchestra at age 18. She also spent a year as the first chair Cellist at Evangel University. She loves passing forward her passion and love of Cello to other, wide-eyed Students. 

what Students say:

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Leah is great and is helping my 13 yo daughter get back to playing the cello! Her first lesson was great!
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Leah is an excellent teacher! She is the third cello instructor I have had, and she is by far the best. Not only is Leah a superb cellist herself, but she is great at explaining concepts in a clear and encouraging way. I am in my late 50s, and I don't grasp new material as quickly as a younger student probably would, but Leah is able to diagnose the difficulties I am having and suggest effective ways to overcome them. I cannot praise her enough.
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Leah is patient and kind and didn’t mind my 8 year old’s inquietude. A 30 minute lesson was perfect for him and his attention span.
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Leah is absolutely amazing. Professional, patient, great listener. Class was calm and interesting. My daughter really likes her.
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Leah is just a really great teacher! She has the perfect balance of kindness and strictness, which is a rare and necessary combination if you want you or your kid to love music and be fantastic at playing it.

Why Learn An Instrument?


Improve Memory

Playing music stimulates the brain, makes new neural connections, and increases memory retention. Teaching music to children can enhance their ability to learn in school.


Increases Patience

In a world of digital distractions, practicing piano is a healthy break from the rat race of life. It helps us slow down and learn new techniques for focusing.


Enhances Dexterity

Mastering a musical instrument requires hand-eye coordination, and complex neuromuscular development. Through practice, specific motor patterns are mastered, providing deeper neural connectivity.

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(417) 425-0199

Address: 1515 S National Ave, Springfield, MO 65804


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