Laura Lee epitomizes hard work, positive energy, collaboration, integrity and creative service into each and every project she undertakes. She has an architectural eye with the detailed precision and artistry of a musician. She has worked closely with families for the past 16 years. She is a Realtor, Author, Pianist, Bilingual Mandarin Music Educator, Singer, Musician, Athlete, and Mother of three spirited children. With a rich, extensive background, she is able to appreciate the variety of cultures and thought processes of all her clients, students, and families.
She is a member of the San Mateo County Association of Realtors®, National Association of Realtors®, Music Teachers' Association of California, Berkeley Piano Club, and holds a double BA of Music and Molecular Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. With over 15 years of formal piano training with various teachers including JoAnn Stenberg of Burlingame and study of the Taubman approach with Elizabeth Swarthout of the Golandsky Institute, attendance at the Golandsky Institute July 2007 Summer Symposium at Princeton, attendance at and performance in master class with Edna Golandsky at the Golandsky Institute July 2008 Summer Symposium at Princeton, attendance and performance and selected at Adult Performance Recital to perform for MTAC Convention in Spring 2008, 11 years of formal flute training with various teachers including Yaada Weber at the SF Conservatory Preparatory Division and Janet Maestre at UC Berkeley, 5 years of formal voice training including study with Deborah Benedict and David Gordon of UC Berkeley and Kathy Kennedy of SLS, and 1 year of acoustic guitar with Caren Armstrong, she continues to enrich her own learning. She has taught various classes including Siebel Preschool Music in Emeryville, Pacific Academy Preschool Music, 1st grade music at Ohlone Elementary School, served as musical director for a middle/high school musical drama at Hercules Middle/High School, served as musical director for her UC Madrigals group, taught 6th grade science at HMHS, and taught a UC Berkeley Sight-Singing course using the Kodaly Method, taught bilingual Mandarin music at La Casita Bilingue Montessori, performed many Mandarin Music Story Times, and served as Mandarin Music Teacher at K-8 Yu Ming Charter School.
Outside of the office and studio, she is joyfully married to Alex, a passionate San Jose Fire Department Captain by profession and professional salsa dancer by hobby. They continuously celebrate the joy of their three children. They are the love of their lives and bring them laughter all day long. You may find them on the Delta fishing or swimming, hiking a mountain, camping in their RV, racing a triathlon, running and biking, singing and playing on the piano, or inside their kitchen cooking up a feast.
Laura is so excited to join the family real estate team with her mother Chi-Raie Cheung and brother Wil Cheung. With over 35 years of real estate experience in the Peninsula Bay Area and San Francisco, they are well-known for their thorough precision, attention to detail, and collaboration from initial meeting through close of escrow. We are a family who care for our families as our own. We look forward to collaborating with you!
Warmly, Laura Lee
"Laura Lee was YM's music teacher and she is the best music and piano teacher I've ever met. Many YM students are taking piano lessons with her, including my daughter. She is so much better than our previous teacher. Now I never have to ask my daughter to practice, she actually enjoys practicing and looks forward to her lessons with Laura every week. Highly recommend Laura Lee." ~W.Chen