Leo is an experienced teacher and seasoned performer. After his undergraduate degree in Jazz saxophone at Middlesex University, achieving First Class Honours, he has since worked as a gigging performer at clubs and festivals across the UK, and as a session musician at studios including Abbey Road, and also as an English teacher. He currently leads a singer-songwriter duo as a composer, pianist and backing singer. Although active in the jazz and pop worlds, Leo has also spent a lot of time exploring other genres including Western classical music and Hindustani classical music. In his free time he likes to dabble in Guitar, Drums, and Indian Tabla.
As a teacher, Leo is very interested in the challenge of working out what makes everyone tick, whether that be a Mozart Sonata or an Oscar Peterson solo. He tailors his lessons to each individual in a way that provides enough structure while giving students the space they need to develop their own personal relationship with their instrument and with the music.