Evan Leslie

music teacher



Private Lesson Policies

Teaching Schedule

Resources for Students



Education & cello teachers:

  1. Master of Music, 

  2. Rice University

  3. Brinton Averil Smith

  4. *

  5. Bachelor of Music

  6. University of Houston

  7. Vagram Saradjian

  8. *

  9. Childhood teacher

  10. Diane Bucchianeri

  11. *

  12. Summer studies/master classes:

  13. Mstislav Rostropovich, Mischa Maisky, Lynn Harrell, Colin Carr, Ko Iwasaki, Christina Mahler


Work, past & present:

Director of Community Outreach

Butler School of Music,

University of Texas

2011 - present

  1. *

  2. Adjunct Professor of Cello

  3. University of St. Thomas, Houston

  4. 2010 - present

  5. *

  6. Executive / Artistic Director

  7. Restoration Chamber Music

  8. 2008 - present


  1. Director of Education

  2. Da Camera of Houston

  3. 2008 - 2011


Recent performances

March 16, 2013

     Tulsa Performing Arts Center

    Tulsa Symphony Orchestra

    Guest Associate Principal Cello

February 21, 2013

    Blanton Museum of Art

    “Beat the Rush”

    Music by Bach, Castrucci, Sculthorpe

December 2, 2012

    Museum of Fine Arts Houston

    "Music in the Face of War"

    Piano Trio no. 2 in E minor by Dimitri Shostakovich

September 28, 2012

    Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center, Houston

    Da Camera of Houston

    “Opening Night: 25th Anniversary Celebration

    Music by Bach

    with Sarah Rothenberg, Vera Beths, Kenneth Goldsmith,

James Dunham, Norman Fischer

Private Cello Lessons:

  1. I love teaching students of all ages and ability levels, both young children and adults.  I also have experience and enjoy working with people that have neurological differences or special needs.  I believe that all students benefit from learning a musical instrument, regardless if they’re aspiring to careers as musicians or just playing for fun.  Learning cello allows students to gain artistic satisfaction, self-discipline, interpersonal skills, and methods for creative problem solving.  I also aim to impart my passion for music, so I include a discussion of music history and music theory in all lessons. (see lesson policies and teaching schedule for rates and availability).

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  1. Evan Leslie's teaching has been a turning point in my playing. His devout attention to the importance of fixing issues I have had with fundamental techniques plus his positive and nurturing personality have allowed me to accelerate my playing ability. He has shown me the importance of being willing to give attention to the smallest details which allowed me to play pieces that should have otherwise been unattainable for me. Thanks, Evan!”

  2. Marian Ritter - an aspiring music therapist, now studying music at Sam Houston State University.