Lesley is a life-long music maker raised in a musical family. When her young family moved from Brooklyn to Larchmont in 2003, she found a lack of engaging, live music programs in her new neighborhood. So Groove was born. Groove Family Music has twice received Westchester Magazine's Best of Westchester Award for Best Kids' Class, as well as countless accolades from parenting publications and real live parents, too! Lesley currently serves as song leader for Sanctuary NY alongside Rabbi Bethie Miller. She is a music specialist and curriculum builder at Brooklyn Music Factory, The Little School in Scarsdale and Coop Camp in Mamaroneck. Lesley holds a BMA in voice from the University of Michigan School of Music and an MFA in arts management from Brooklyn College. Previously in her arts career, Lesley held the position of Director of Development at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Playwrights Horizons and Celebrate Brooklyn. She is the proud mama of two 20-somethings who make music (and guitars!). Fun Fact: Lesley sang with Peter, Paul and Mary on The Phil Donahue Show in 1989.