On staff as a certified instructor with Eric Arceneaux and his Aapproach team Leora’s personal world-wide roster of students includes finalists for The Voice, American Idol Hollywood, America’s Got Talent, X-Factor and Rising Star.  

Leora Nosko is a Cum Laude graduate from University of Southern Indiana with a Bachelor’s of Science / Advertising Degree. After several years with Alexander + Hughes advertising agency, Leora declined partnership to pursue a full-time music performance / instruction career.   Following a 3-year fellowship with internationally renowned jazz pianist and motivational speaker, Harry Pickens – Leora studied extensively with Jack Horton (former protege of NYC Opera stage director / Julliard faculty member Emile Renan.)  Her training also includes instruction from Berklee’s songwriting department head Pat Pattison, and private coaching with Grammy-nominated vocalist and Broadway coach / performer Tyley Ross.  

Working with Nashville’s grammy-winning producer Jay Joyce, Leora served as keyboardist and background vocalist on Warner Brothers’ artist Andrea Davidson’s album, Shadow Painter. 

After pairing up with Andrea Davidson as a duo to open for The White Buffalo’s U.S. 2018 winter tour, Leora joined Andrea again in the spring of 2018 to complete a 40-day U.S. tour opening for Nashville’s multi-platinum hit songwriter Caitlyn Smith.  




As an avid fitness enthusiast, Leora has trained competitively as a long distance runner for the past 3 years, placing in her age division in several local races and traveling to Mesa, AZ in February 2020 to qualify for the Boston Marathon, as well as the New York City Marathon.  The knowledge gained from competitive training continues to influence and enhance her approach to musical performance coaching. 

2020 Winter Mesa Marathon 1:26 finish (88th of 991 females, 14th in age group)

For stats from the Mesa Marathon click here: http://m1.onlineraceresults.com/race/view_race.php?race_id=71398&re_NO=e.g.,+1946&re_FN=Leora&re_LN=Nosko-Passmore&re_CITY=New+Albany&re_STATE=IN&re_DIVISION=&submit_action=select_result&race_id=71398#results

2019 Indianapolis Monumental Fall 1/2 marathon, 1:38 finish (22nd in age group of 688)


2018 Louisville, KY Santa Sprint & Stroll 5k (3rd overall)


2018 Iroquois Thanksgiving Fall 5 miler (1st in age group)

2018 Louisville, KY Pure Tap 5k (3rd in age group




As co-founder of local tech-start up Collabra Music, Leora recently celebrated the sale of her first music-education based company.  https://collabramusic.com/  She continues to use the educational platform as a value-added tool with her performance coaching roster.