I grew up in New Zealand playing the piano and the piano accordion, and competed in piano accordion competitions in Australia.  I taught at the local piano accordion school, and obtained a piano teaching diploma (ATCL Trinity College London) at the age of 18.

I am a Colourstrings Associate Music Kindergarten teacher. My three children are all learning music through Colourstrings, and the quality of music education giving such a fundamental basis on which to start learning an instrument inspired my own journey to train as a Colourstrings music kindergarten teacher. 

Leilani Macdonald

Musical Background