Teaching Artists

Leo Schaff

Leo Schaff | Song Writer

Leo’s Bio:

My name is Leo Schaff and I am an Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Guitar player, Shakespearean and long-time Teaching Artist who has done many a City Lore songwriting residency, collaborated with classes to create classic songs profiling outstanding members of the community, as well as songs that celebrate the community itself.  Examples include: “Hey Luz!” “Jovita”, “Who Lives Here?”, “Ms. Bailey”, “Ms. Noyola”, “Monica”, “Woodside”, to name a few.   I am the Co-writer of  “Give Us Hope”, the international children’s choir standard which was performed at President Obama’s First Inauguration I have been named “New Yorker of The Week” byTime-Warner Cable TV’s NY1 for my ongoing series of Shakespeare classes at senior centers around the city, and at the 92nd Street Y, where I will be teaching/acting-out Hamlet this fall.  I have also created and performed my own one-man song/spoken-word performances, “Found” and “Won”.  I have worked with populations of all ages, from many nations, in many states of mind, and am forever amazed at the talent to be tapped in one and all!  

More About Leo:

Read what Leo has to say in his letter to students!

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