Hi, My name is leilani!
Welcome to my website, LEILANI LIVE. I am a science and technology student planning to be an engineer someday and I have been studying classical guitar off and on for about 9 years. In addition to studying classical pieces by Bach, Sor and Vivaldi, I also enjoy playing pop, rock and country songs by artists like Taylor Swift, Green Day, Jessie J., Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson and Maroon 5. Oh yeah, I’m a also competitive figure skater.
I have had many opportunities to perform my pieces in front of a live audience, beginning with my first recital in June of 2011, where I played "Blackbird" by the Beatles. My first "paid gig" was really cool! I provided classical music accompaniment to Ms. Carmen Rubin, the author of the children's book, "The Gifted Guitar," as she read to a packed house at a local elementary school.
In the Spring of 2017, me and a few of my closest friends formed an all girl pop band named SHE and we have enjoyed playing many gigs in the Washington D.C. area. Please visit our website TheRealShe for photos, videos and booking information. While all of the events have been great, none have meant more to me than my benefit concert which I began producing in 2014. It is called A GIFT TO REMEMBER. While I no longer produce the concert, Alzheimer’s awareness is still very near and dear to me. You see, a couple of years ago my grandmother passed away from complications of the disease and I would like to continue to do my part to help raise money and awareness to help the millions who are suffering and those who are caring for our loved ones here in the U.S. And you can help too!
Please visit ALZ.org to see how you can become involved in this wonderful cause.