Leslie Alperin

Cello, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher

Leslie Alperin

SAA Member


Albuquerque, NM
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Leslie Alperin moved to Albuquerque from Chapel Hill, NC where she was a well-loved and respected teacher of cello, early childhood music and movement classes, and string orchestra and small ensembles. Her cello choir, the Red Hot ‘Celli Peppers, was a local favorite for years.

Leslie graduated from the University of Michigan in 1971, and has been a player and teacher all her adult life. She has taught in the public schools as well as in her home studio, and has been an active musician wherever she’s lived, including California, Alaska, North Carolina, and Viet Nam. She now enjoys making music in New Mexico, where she teaches cello at The Montessori Elementary School, coaches ensembles at the Albuquerque Youth Symphony and in public schools, and plays at the UNM Cancer Center.

Leslie has completed Suzuki cello teacher training levels ECC, 1A, 1B, 2, 3, 7, and 8 over the past 25 years.