Liesl McWhorter is an Atlanta native who has been seriously studying music for over twenty years. She first began her music studies at age six under Atlanta Symphony Orchestra retiree, Pat Vas Dias. Following her involvement in multiple youth symphonies throughout middle and high school, she continued her studies and received a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from Agnes Scott College, a university home to Georgia’s first female Rhodes’ scholar, as well as Pulitzer prizeand Oscar winners.
Currently, Liesl teaches and performs in and around the Atlanta area. She has enjoyed performing with symphonies including the Savannah Philharmonic, Augusta, Columbus, and Macon Symphony Orchestras. She has also performed and toured with acclaimed artists such as Michael Buble, Rod Stewart, Sarah McLachlan and The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players.
As a teacher, she continues to use the Suzuki Method she was brought up on, while also implementing her own personal style of teaching and training in order to help students grow in skill and musical ability. The process is twofold: having developed an appreciation of the unique ability in each child, she also plays an active role in using listening, repetition, and positive reinforcement to help each student grow.