A native of Hollister, California, Leanne began her music study at the age of 9, learning both flute and piano. After hearing her sing for several years at family gatherings, relatives and friends encouraged her to try out for the annual high school musical at the age of 14. She scored a lead part
in that show, and then a lead part in every show for the next three years. This started a love for singing and entertaining which would last longer than any of her family and friends could have imagined.
After graduation, Leanne found jobs singing and playing flute for weddings and played small parts for stage companys in the Bay Area. After attending Gavilan Jr. College, she attended San Jose State University, majoring in Vocal Performance. While there, she also studied piano. In 1998, Leanne began singing the anthems for the San Jose Sharks Hockey Team as well as other professional sporting events in San Jose, California.
Known today for her expressive voice and engaging stage presence, Leanne now performs solo for concerts, clubs, and churches in the Bay Area. A member of the West Coast Song Writers Association (WCSW), Leanne has written many songs which she continues to perform along with new arrangements of popular jazz standards.
Leanne also has a career teaching 6th, 7th and 8th grade students music at a public middle school in Mountain View.