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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.


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She has a definite and appealing sound that will produce many fans for her.
~Louie Bellson, Drummer

Leanne Weatherly is the next major voice to watch out for - she's got clarity, passion,and fun arrangements that anyone would enjoy, all wrapped up in a very bright future,
~Concord Artist Taylor Eigsti.

”Recognized for her ability as a songwriter, Leanne Weatherly, a music teacher by profession, is also a wonderful vocalist with two previous albums to her credit. Go and Find..., her third CD release, is one of those light jazz vocal recordings that presents the gentler side of jazz

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Primary Instrument

Voice / vocals

Willing to teach

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California Teaching Creditional. Single Subject-Music 7 years teaching experience in public school system (Middle School) 10 years private studio: Voice, Piano and Flute



Album Go and Find by Leanne Weatherly

Go and Find

Self Produced

Album Go and Find... by Leanne Weatherly

Go and Find...

Self Produced

Sunny Skies

Sunny Skies

Leanne Weatherly
Go and Find...



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