Leslie Whelan

Cello Teacher

Leslie Whelan

SAA Member


Sherman, TX
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Leslie Whelan is on faculty at Grayson College. Leslie and her family moved to Sherman, TX after several years in Virginia, where she performed with the Fairfax Symphony, Ash Lawn Opera, Roanoke Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Opera on the James, and Afton String Quartet. While based in Charlottesville, VA, Leslie managed a cello studio, and taught for the Boyd Tinsley Fund and Charlottesville Waldorf School. Leslie was also an adjunct instructor at Longwood University, teaching Music Appreciation, and String Techniques.
Leslie received a BM from Ithaca College and MM from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has completed Suzuki Teacher Training courses with Tanya Carey, Beth Cantrell, Pamela Devenport, Carey Beth Hockett, and Carol Tarr. Her past instructors include Evelyn Elsing, Uri Vardi, Elizabeth Simkin, Heidi Hoffman, Nicola Heinrich, and Suzanne Smith.