Hi! I'm Leslie Purcell Upchurch. I have been improvising on the piano for many years, first as a Dalcroze Eurhythmics teacher then as a free form improviser in various performance venues in Manhattan. I have been able to use my ideas for teaching improvisation to both Dalcroze Eurhythmics teachers in training and with private piano students.
I have a Masters of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Piano Performance from Carnegie Mellon University. I hold Dalcroze certification from both Carnegie Mellon University and from Ithaca College. My License in Dalcroze is from Carnegie Mellon University.