The Directors

Leland FlemingLeland Fleming (first and foremost) is a Christian who believes in using his talent to encourage, teach and train others to use their musical abilities to the fullest! He is entering his 17th year with Heaven Sent Choirs where his choirs have won various awards in competition. He has been actively teaching music in the church for 30+ years and is truly an inspiring teacher. He also plays guitar and piano; and enjoys teaching rudiments of music.

Leland believes in providing a positive environment in which to learn; and offers a well-rounded approach to the choral program. Using Christ-centered concepts and purpose for music instruction, he delights in leading choirs, congregations, and singing ensembles. He teaches sight-reading, vocal technique and music essentials in an easy to understand manner.

Leland is married to Jill, and has been home educating his children for close to 30 years. He is blessed with 9 wonderful children and 10 beautiful grandchildren.


Merri Ann Smith is a devout Christian, wife, and homeschooling mother who believes that music is a powerful gift to be used for the Glory of God!

Merri Ann strives to instill the love and passion she feels for music in her students each week. She is entering her seventh year teaching with Heaven Sent Choirs where they have won various awards in competition. She was home-schooled from kindergarten through high school and has actively participated in choral music for more than 20 years.

Merri Ann values the powerful impact that music has on lives. She believes that with music many things are possible. Her prayer is that through the teaching of vocal technique, sight-reading, and music theory, her love for music will shine through to her students.


Tori Parkin is a recent high school graduate. She has been homeschooled for her entire education. She has been a student of Heaven Sent Choirs for thirteen years and she had the opportunity to be a part of the TPSMEA All -State Mixed Choir her senior year.

Tori helped serve as a student director her last semester in choir. She has enjoyed her time as a student and now looks forward to continue learning as an assistant director. She has a passion and love for music and wants to use the gift God has given her to glorify her savior.




Holli has a love for collaborative music that started at the age of 13 when a fellow 8th grader asked her to accompany him at a solo competition. Since then she has played for numerous weddings, funerals, recitals, concerts, contests and church services. She has accompanied many solo vocalists and instrumentalists, and has been the Heaven Sent Choir accompanist since 2013. Her love for playing has developed into a passion to help the students of Heaven Sent Choirs achieve their very best in concert and competition. Holli is married to Christopher Young and has homeschooled their three daughters since 2005.

If you are looking for a program that will challenge students to excellence, prepare them for the future and to associate with others of like interests and talent, you’ll want your student to participate in this unique opportunity!

4 comments on “The Directors
  1. Tomas Alcon says:

    I appreciate your page. How do I stay updated on your latest posts?

  2. RIchard Carr says:


    It is Richard Carr from Fort Worth. I was wondering how your year has gone. We just missed you at the contest in Arlington.


    Richard Carr

  3. admin says:

    Our latest posts are always updated on our Facebook page. The easiest way to stay informed is to follow our Facebook page.

    Thank you!

  4. admin says:

    We’ve done okay! Had a good year. Hey, email me when you get the chance.


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