Ms. Leah Greenfield Fritz

Violin Teacher

Leah Greenfield Fritz

SAA Member

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Dallas, TX
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American violinist Leah Greenfield Fritz has enjoyed a career of performing and teaching throughout the world; from her hometown of Philadelphia, to her current home of Dallas, and as far away as Eastern Europe, New Zealand, and throughout Asia.

Leah 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 and 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 United States to pursue her Master’s degree at the University of North Texas with the renowned professor Julia Bushkova. While a student of Professor Bushkova, Leah won the position of first violinist in the Bancroft String Quartet, UNT’s premiere graduate quartet, and was also appointed as the Violin Teaching Fellow, teaching private violin lessons to violin concentration students at UNT. Leah also taught Aural Skills in the Music Theory department at UNT. She graduated in 2017 with her Doctor of Musical Arts, with her dissertation and lecture recital: “Extended String Techniques and Special Effects in Arnold Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 1 and its Significance in Chamber Music Literature”.

An advanced recitalist, Leah has recently played solo and chamber recitals in the concert halls at UNT, the faculty recitals at Richland College, and on recital series throughout Texas and Oklahoma. As a Baroque violin specialist, Leah has had both principal and ensemble roles in the Dallas Bach Society, the Denton Bach Society, the Orchestra of New Spain, and American Baroque Opera Company.

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’s younger students have won prizes in local competitions such as the DMTA string festival, and they play in the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestras. Her older students have been accepted into prestigious performance programs at UNT, UT Arlington, and SMU.

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