Ms. Leah Greenfield Fritz

Violin Teacher

Leah Greenfield Fritz

SAA Member

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Dallas, TX
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Violinist Leah Greenfield has enjoyed performing throughout the world, and has performed as a chamber and orchestral musician in Eastern Europe, New Zealand, and throughout Asia. She has also participated in major festivals in the United States as well, such as the Aspen and Sarasota Music Festivals, and was a member of the Vivant Quartet, featured at the Mimir Festival in 2013.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Leah stayed close to home for her undergraduate years. She received a Bachelor of Music from Peabody Conservatory in 2008, having studied with Herbert Greenberg, former concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Upon graduation at Peabody, Leah was offered a full scholarship to study at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in Singapore, and received a Graduate Diploma there under the tutelage of Qian Zhou, head of the strings department. While in Singapore, Leah played with the Singapore Lyric Opera, the Singapore Festival Orchestra, and her string quartet performed for the 2009 APEC festival for over 20 world leaders.

In 2010, Leah moved back to the US to pursue her Master’s degree at the University of North Texas with renowned teacher Julia Bushkova. While at UNT, Leah also began studying Baroque violin with Cynthia Roberts in 2011. Since then, she has served as a principal in the UNT Baroque Orchestra, and has had both principal and ensemble roles in the Dallas Bach Society, the Denton Bach Society, La Novella Baroque, and Orchestra of New Spain, and is a founding member of Quartet Galant, a period performance string quartet.

During her first year as a DMA student, Leah was appointed to be the first violinist in the Bancroft String Quartet, whose highlights of the year included performing at the Janacek Festival in the Czech Republic in November 2012 to high acclaim. Consequently, Leah’s Teaching Fellow position involved teaching violin to concentration students at the University of North Texas.

Leah has a passion for teaching students of all ages. Her youngest students are between the ages of 4-6, and her oldest student is 84 years old (it is never too late to begin music lessons)! Leah enjoys creating games and activities to help students learn their music, and develop an innate sense of musicality from a young age. She also has experience teaching at the college level, both violin lessons and aural skills, which have enhanced her ability to explain and divide technique into small, digestible steps. Leah’s younger students have won prizes in local competitions such as the DMTA string festival, and hold principal positions in Dallas String Ensemble (a division of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra), and her older students have been accepted to prestigious performance programs at UNT and SMU.

Leah is currently an adjunct professor at Richland College, a private violin and viola instructor at Otto Middle School and McMillen High School in Plano, and also teaches out of her home studio in East Dallas.