She went to primary schools in Poland, Ukraine, Germany and Russia. During that time she was classically trained in piano by different teachers.
"I went to College in Canada, and there they don't allow you to choose a major your first year. So I took every class I could. Back then you choose your major based on what teacher was your favorite, so I decided to go with english," said Leon.
"They told me I could take classes in the morning, in the evening and at night, so I did! I went to two colleges and received a bachelors degree in english, education and a minor in music and finished in three years," said Leon.
Also during her time in Canada she played piano at the Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music, and played a concert for Queen Elizabeth. Leon was also a teacher while in Canada.