Lea McClure is a music educator who recently moved to Columbus from Cleveland. She graduated from Baldwin Wallace Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education, studied for three years as a trumpet performance major, and focused on choral and instrumental pedagogy. Her diverse experiences at university have shaped the educator she is today. She greatly enjoyed her time working with all ages of students through community music school programs. This included many middle and high school summer music camps and the chance to work with children 9 months-8 years old in music and movement classes. She also has extensive chamber ensemble and sectional coaching experience and has had the opportunity to teach private trumpet lessons to learners ages 9-80.
Lea had the opportunity to play in several pit orchestras for musicals and operas such as Into the Woods, Pippin, The Addams Family, West Side Story, Dialogues des Carmelites, Fame, and Anything Goes and has also performed with local Cleveland band, Polars. At university, she had the opportunity to play principal trumpet for both the Symphonic Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and she also held leadership roles in the Treble Choir and the Ohio Collegiate Music Educators Association.
Lea is passionate about teaching all ages of students. She strives to create a safe, inclusive, and fun learning environment where each student is given the tools to thrive. She focuses her teaching on students’ individual experiences and goals and uses music as the vehicle for personal growth and evolution. Lea has been actively involved in music from a young age and looks forward to sharing and celebrating music with others.