Leslee Howze

"Teach music and singing in such a way that it is not a torture but a joy for the pupil; instill a thirst for finer music in him, a thirst which will last for a lifetime."
- Zoltan Kodaly

Hello! I am Leslee Howze and I am the DCIS music teacher. I received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1999. I am certified in the Kodaly philosophy which focuses on singing and listening to a variety of music and musical styles, learning music reading skills, participating in music games, dances and instrument activities. I love teaching and participating in music with my students and am a firm believer that every student has the capability to be a musician.


I am married to my wonderful husband, Kevin, and we are the proud parents of our 2 year old daughter, Haylee. We also have the cutest English Bulldog named Roxie. Reading, crafting and quilting are some of my favorite hobbies and you can usually find me with a Dr. Pepper in my hand!