Leslee was born and raised in El Paso, TX, where she began playing the cello at age 10. A recipient of the Charley Wootan Grant, she earned her degree in Cello Performance from the University of North Texas in Denton. Her passion for music has taken her all over the world, to stages in Japan, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Boston, New York, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, and cities all across Texas. She cherishes performing and storytelling through classical music in professional symphony orchestras, chamber music ensembles, and musical theater. In Pittsburgh, she is a member of Camerata 33, a Latin chamber orchestra. Ms. Becker is also an accomplished recording artist, working as a freelance cellist and vocalist in all genres of music, and had the distinguished honor of participating in Denton’s 5th Rock Lottery. Her lifelong dedication, though, has been to teaching. She has advocated the enjoyment, transcendence, and education of music to students in El Paso, the Dallas-Fort Worth-Denton Metroplex, and Pittsburgh for over 20 years. Leslee is also avid about charitable work such as donating music to pet orphanage fundraiser events and special education graduation ceremonies, organizing benefit concerts for communities in need, and creating a music scholarship for high school students. In her free time, she enjoys astronomy, a quest for the best tacos, and taking her dog to play disc golf.