Leah Langstaff is a classical and improvisational violinist living in Sacramento, California. Her range of performance style and experience is as eclectic as the hair colors and styles she is often trying out. Raised in an extremely musical family, she picked up the violin at the age of eight years old. She is a graduate of William Jessup University, where she was a concert master violinist in the University Choir and Orchestra. Leah has performed over the years with several university orchestras as well as the Sacramento Youth Orchestra, the Auburn Symphony, various string quartets, and other professional ensembles. She plays as a freelance musician in the Sacramento area, Davis, the Bay area, and even Mexico, for events and musical theater.
Leah is currently in her 8th year as a violin and viola instructor and teaches at string instrument “Boot Camps”, giving individual instruction and leading string ensembles. She has acted as a volunteer instructor and section leader for the Placer County Youth Orchestra and has taught in various music studios in Rocklin, Roseville, and Lincoln as well as Woodland.
Leah is a firm believer in preparing students for performance through a broad musicianship experience. She continues to be passionate about sharing the adventure that music is to her. By request, she has primarily taught classical method but likes to play Celtic fiddle, bluegrass, folk, and pop music as well. Besides fundamental technique and theory, lessons can include a variety of music styles, ensembles, ear training, and Leah has even led students on field trips to see how the violin is made to get a better understanding of their instrument and how it works. Whatever makes music exciting, and keeps students progressing to the best of their ability!