|Dorothy LeBlanc resides in Baton Rouge, LA, and is a self-
described 58-year-old mommy turned musician. She has been
married for the past 32 years to Warren LeBlanc, and they have two
grown sons, Travis and Chris. Though she received her formal
academic training at Louisiana State University, she will tell you that
her career in music evolved outside of the traditional classroom!
Her early musical influences were very eclectic…ranging from folk
to bluegrass to traditional country to big band to rock and roll.
She herself did not make it to center stage as a musician until
her own children were grown, her husband had retired, and she had
successfully tackled a pesky run-in with breast cancer.
Dorothy felt that this was her time to get out there
and express herself as a musician…and express herself she has!
Beginning in 2004, she worked tirelessly as the music teacher at
many early learning centers in the Baton Rouge, LA, area. Though
she still works at a few very special learning centers, her new focus
with her children's music is to add musical merriment to children's
birthday parties and to do kids' performances at libraries, special
community events, etc.
In 2006, Dorothy expanded her business to include
performances at seniors' centers and Alzheimer's facilities.
Her program is lovingly called "Memories 'n Song" and each
performance is filled with tunes that these seniors knew
and loved when they were younger.
Songwriting and jazz guitar are two other musical passions
that add yet another dimension to this busy musician's repertoire.
Dorothy plays guitar, mandolin, ukelele, keys, dulcimer, cello, bass,
and various percussion instruments.
2015 marked the year that she published her first book,
After Thought: a collection of epiphanies in poetry and prose.
In it, she weaves her heartwarming and personal back stories with
the lyrics of her songs, giving you more insight into her unique