Leslie Hart is director/co-founder of Noise Lab and is an active freelance horn player and professional educator in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was recently the music specialist at the Bing Nursery School at Stanford University and completed a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Performance and Music Education from the Eastman School of Music. Leslie has several published works on learning music with creativity and improvisation and she performs regularly throughout the area in addition to private studio teaching and teaching horn at Santa Clara University.
David Hart is co-founder of Noise Lab and leads an international music career focusing on both education and performance. Passionate about teaching and learning, he completed a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Music Education from the Eastman School of Music. David focuses his education research on ways to improve creativity and improvisation in the music learning process. Currently, David is director of instrumental music at the Harker Upper School and directs the jazz band and orchestra. He helped create the Harker Concert Series and is currently artist director. He performs as a freelance jazz trumpet player throughout the Bay Area and is on faculty at the Stanford Jazz Workshop.
Christopher Motter is a contemporary jazz guitarist with a career emphasis on education and performance. Mr. Motter received his first music degree from University of California Santa Cruz, where he was classically trained, before moving on to earn his Master’s degree from San Jose State University in Jazz Studies. Christopher has an eclectic performance history throughout the Bay Area in a variety of different styles including, jazz, rock, country, and pop. Christopher Motter is currently a guitar performance instructor at The Harker School as well as Skyline College.
Tracy Wu received her Bachelor of Music in violin performance with a minor in anthropology from Johns Hopkins University and her Master of Music in violin performance from the Shepherd School of Rice University. She served as concertmaster of the National Repertory Orchestra and Peabody Concert Orchestra, principal second violinist of the Shepherd Chamber Orchestra, and principal violist of the Aspen Academy of Conducting Orchestra. Tracy has also had the opportunity to play in the San Antonio Symphony, New World Symphony, and Annapolis Symphony.