Faculty & Staff

Leighann Narum
Private Lesson Instructor, Guitar
Community Arts

I love seeing students’ eyes light up with understanding when they’re first successful at making music [and] seeing them progress from their first sound to a finished piece.

Degrees & Accomplishments
Diploma di Merito, guitar, Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Siena, Italy
MM in Classical Guitar, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), University of Cincinnati
Taught masterclasses: NY Guitar Seminar at Mannes, Annual CCM Guitar Workshop, ICPN Lima, Peru
Performance: Merkin Hall NYC, Kaufmann Hall (92Y), Spain, Peru. Live broadcasts NPR, Radio Sweden
Guitar Instructor at Rutgers University-Newark since 2000

Leighann Narum has been a College Faculty instructor and chamber music coach for Rutgers Community Arts since 2007. She performs regularly at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University-Newark, New York City and overseas. She studied and lived for nearly 5 years in Spain where she taught for the International Institute and International College of Spain. While she often teaches high school, college, and adult students, she began her classical guitar studies at age 6 and enjoys inspiring children to play. Leighann has successfully prepared students for college auditions and her students have been accepted at Rutgers University; The Peabody Institute; Eastman, Cleveland Institute of Music; Mannes and University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.