Harpist Leslie McMichael feels lucky to be doing what she loves for a living. She has taught harp at Music Center since 2010 and strongly supports the school’s core belief in the transformative power of music. Leslie joined the Seattle Symphony as a Teaching Artist in 2015 and also includes performance, teaching, recording, and composition in her musical pursuits. Leslie’s versatility takes her from touring with silent film performances to playing for local weddings. A graduate of Wellesley College, Leslie has pursued Suzuki Method training with Mary Kay Waddington at the American Suzuki Institute in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and now directs a thriving Suzuki harp program in the greater Seattle area.