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 Haylee and Gideon. 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!