Leta Neustaedter

Leta NeustaedterLeta Harris Neustaedter has been performing in the Treasure Valley for decades. Her first gig was with a punk band named The Gargoyles, in the basement of a house where all the misfits congregated. She was the angsty teenage singer and wrote lyrics about death, anger and pain. She chose not to study music in college because she thought it would kill the passion and she was fascinated by the human mind, so she became a therapist. But over the years, her hobby of music and performance became an equal calling to counseling and she opened Metamorphosis Performing Arts Studio where she could combine her passions by weaving life skills into voice and acting lessons, and creating independent arts programs for schools and organizations.

Leta runs a private practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has earned a reputation as a safe place for those from marginalized communities. She recently went back to school to study music theory in attempts to course-correct her earlier decision and has experienced a blossoming of opportunities as her skill level increases. She is a grant recipient from the Alexa Rose Foundation and Idaho Commission of the Arts for music composition projects. She performs jazz & soul at local venues and sings with Opera Idaho, and the Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale. She recently completed a collaboration with a local highschool orchestra, exploring a song about slavery and working with the kids to deepen their understanding and connection to the topic and the music.

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