A member of the West Coast Songwriters Association, Leanne has made her mark in the songwriting
world through heavy self-promotion at concerts, open mics, on the web,and at songwriters
conferences. In 2007, Leanne won a Commercial
Jazz Composition Grant from her local college music fraternity, Mu Phi Epsilon.
Other past awards include the Semper Fidelis Award and the South Valley Civic Theater Musical Theater
Scholarship (both in 1994). In 2005, Leanne won 4th place out of 700 in the American Idol
Underground web contest for best song "Sunny Skies".
Born and raised in the small agricultural town of Hollister,California, Leanne earned her B.A. in Music
Performance from San Jose State University. She has a choral conducting background which helped her
direct many community musicals and variety shows. She also had the privilege of directing and singing
with famed composer and lyricist Steven Schwartz in Stephen Schwartz and Friends Concert (2001).
Leanne has taught in the public school system for six years and currently holds a teaching position at
Crittenden Middle School in Mountain View, California.