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Unformatted text preview: aking an ear training class, she realized that wasn’t her route, even though music was her
passion. She didn’t want to ruin her love for music by stressing out about it everyday. “I never
wanted to see a piano again,” she said after explaining how frustrating studying for her final
exam was. She dipped into how different music was in high school. “Vivace was fun, exciting,
and happy, not stressful and demanding.” Lesli was part of her school show choir, Vivace, at
Coppell High School in Dallas. Sarah Meader, her voice coach since eighth grade, encouraged
Lesli to join Vivace. “I taught Lesli in eighth grade and helped her become more confident as I
watched her grow through the years musically and as a person,” said Sarah Meader. Lesli was
always too shy to perform in front of others, but this gave her the courage to take a step up. All
four years she performed on stage singing renditions of some of her favorite music in her varsity
show choir with some of her closest friends. They would perform in t...
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