Lenore was born in Winnipeg, Canada and lived there until 2000. Her parents first noticed her musical gift when she was given a toy piano for Christmas at age three. Lenore was immediately picking out familiar tunes by ear - thus her parents enrolled her in group music classes at the age of 4. By age 8, Lenore was training with private piano and theory teachers and taking piano examinations through the Royal Conservatory, University of Toronto. She also began teaching private piano lessons at the young age of 13. By the age of 20 (in 1986) Lenore had already completed her Piano Teacher’s Certification through the Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music.
Lenore also completed a 2nd degree: Bachelor of Music, University of Manitoba, Canada, in the year 2000 - a feat she accomplished while teaching 85 students who all attended both a private piano lesson and a group Orff lesson each week. As part of her curriculum she took courses on how to teach “Group music classes for children” with an emphasis on the Orff Schulwerk approach. (Click on the "music classes" tab above for more information on group classes for young children.)
Lenore traveled across the Canadian/USA border 3 years in a row, to the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota and completed the Orff Masterworks program as well as an Apprenticeship program with top-notch Orff instructors which qualified her to instruct Orff teacher training courses. Lenore continued to further her own growth when she moved to the USA by attending vocal lessons with Gina Feliccia, an outstanding vocal coach in San Marcos, CA who has now relocated to Jackson, Wyoming.
Lenore currently teaches students ages 3 through 80 and is a member of the American Orff Schulwerk Association San Diego Chapter and a member of the Orange County and National Orff Chapters. She is also a member of ECMMA (Early Childhood Music and Movement Association). Lenore actively attends workshops and conferences both locally and nationally throughout the year.