Masters in Music from Arizona State University
Bachelors in Music Education (Instrumental) from Northern Arizona University
Mrs. Karen Leonhardt
Welcome! Mrs. Leonhardt is a full-time Orchestra teacher at Horizon Middle School. Her primary instruments are the bassoon and violin and 2023-2024 is her 13th year as a public school music educator. "I am originally from Arizona and am happy to be in the beautiful Pikes Peak area. I fell in love with music performance as an 8th grader in Arizona and have been involved in the field ever since! I know how important the middle school years are to framing how students relate to music making. It is my mission to ensure all of my students have a musical self and have access to the best possible music education."
Mrs. Leonhardt currently performs as the principal bassoonist in the Little London Winds and as a second violinist with the Pikes Peak Philharmonic.
Mrs. Leonhardt was the 2018-2019 Horizon Middle School Teacher of the Year.