Philosophy

Music creates analytical thinkers and sensitive people, even if they do not pursue music as a profession. It is my goal to instill in every child whom I teach a deep enjoyment of music, even if they do not pursue a career in performance. 

 

Growing up learning the Suzuki Method, it's incredibly important to me that a constructive, nurturing environment is in place for a student to learn and grow. This environment must be a safe space for making mistakes and taking risks, both musically and personally. Without encouragement to try new, creative things and without the assurance of trust in case of failure, musicians cannot grow as musicians or as people, and I believe that music is just the place for those risks.

For a deeper insight into my teaching beliefs, please read this speech, which I gave at the Medfield Chamber Orchestra's final concert as a farewell message to the class of 2019. You can find it here.

Experience

I began teaching in high school and received certification to teach Suzuki Method Book 1 in 2014. I have been teaching in the Boston area since 2015, mostly in Needham and Medfield, MA. My students' ages range from 4 - 18 years old, as well as adult students. In addition, I have conducted the Medfield High School Chamber Orchestra since 2018.

I am also one of the viola group class instructors at the Belmont Saturday Morning Music School at Powers Music School in Belmont, MA.

Interested in lessons for your child or yourself? Please fill out this contract and email Haley at haleyleachviolin@gmail.com.

 

Please see my teaching calendar for scheduling make-ups or new lesson times.