Leela studied Musicology (2000) at the University of Toronto but then moved on to the world of technology and became a Certified Piano Technician (2005) through the University of Western Ontario. Later, she completed an Extended Comprehensive Piano Service Seminar (2007) at the C.F. Theodore Steinway Academy in the Steinway & Sons Factory in NYC.
Leela has sung an extensive variety of music for almost 15 years, from Georgian (Black Sea) polyphonic music to reggae to West African to folk.