Leslie Denning is a Missouri-certified music teacher who has taught in public schools and now operates her private music studio, Second Street Music Academy. She received a B.S. in Education and Music Education from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO, and an M.A. in Music Education from Central Missouri University in Warrensburg, MO. A native of the West, Leslie grew up in Denver, CO, and now resides with her husband in the Missouri Ozarks.