Leanne Drewlo began playing Suzuki violin at the age of four in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. In Prince George, she studied with John Suderman at the Pringe George Conservatory of Music at which time she received her Royal Conservatory of Music certification and also played with the Prince George Symphony Orchestra. Leanne then continued to study violin and viola with Noel Laporte, former Concertmaster of the Regina Symphony Orchestra, in Regina, Saskatchewan, where she played violin and viola with the Regina Symphon Orchestra and studied violin in the Associate of Arts Degree Program at Ambrose University College.
She obtained her Bachelor of Music in Violin from the University of Victoria in 2002, studying with the Lafayette String Quartet and Nancy DiNovo. During that time Leanne also played for the Prince George Symphony Orchestra, the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra and the Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra. After graduation, Leanne played Principal Second Violin, First Violin, and Principal Viola for the Prince George Symphony Orchestra as a professional core member, while also teaching Suzuki and RCM violin and viola at the Prince George Conservatory of Music and was also the violist and second violinist for the Prince George Capriccio String Quartet and Principal Viola for the PGCM Sinfonia Orchestra.
She has taught Suzuki and RCM violin lessons at the Vancouver Academy of Music and at Douglas College where her students performed in both the Kiwanis and Fraser Valley Kiwanis Music Festivals. Currently Leanne plays regularly with the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra as well as performs other gigs with various orchestras throughout the Lower Mainland.
Leanne lives in Maple Ridge along with her husband, Ryan, and Papillon, Brutus. They are excited to be expecting their first child in July of 2016.