Haley Leach is a violinist and teacher, originally from Topeka, Kansas. She studied at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, with Dr. Scott Conklin, graduating in 2014 with degrees in violin performance and German. While at the University of Iowa, she also studied chamber music with the former violist of the Maia Quartet, Elizabeth Oakes, and spent three years as a violinist in the Athena Quartet. Haley graduated in 2016 with a Masters of Music from The Boston Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts, where she studied with Sharan Leventhal.
Haley greatly enjoys playing musicals and operas, as well as orchestral repertoire. She has appeared with the Weston Friendly Society, Metro West Opera, NEMPAC, the Cape Symphony, Symphony New Hampshire, and the Cape Anne Symphony, as well as many high school theatre productions in the Greater Boston area.
Along with being an avid chamber musician, Haley is extremely interested in pedagogy. Having studied the Suzuki Method with renowned pedagogue Alice Joy Lewis, Haley completed teacher training through Suzuki Book 1 under the tutelage of Nancy Lokken in the summer of 2014.
Currently, Haley teaches in Needham and Medfield, MA, as well as group viola lessons at the Saturday Morning Music School through Powers Music School. She is currently the conductor of the Medfied High School Chamber Orchestra, which earned Silver at the 2019 MICCA Festival. In her spare time, Haley enjoys reading, cross stitching, and baking. She runs a small-batch cupcake business, Happy Cat Bakery.