Angela Leidig’s involvement with the Suzuki method goes back 30+ years. She started playing violin when she was five years old in a Suzuki public school program in Pennsylvania. She began teaching in 1991 while finishing high school and continued teaching in college in a Suzuki program in Harrisonburg, VA. After college, Leidig had her own Suzuki studio in Ann Arbor, MI, as well as joined the faculty of the Ann Arbor Performing Arts Center, the Chelsea Center for the Performing Arts, and Boulder Suzuki Strings in Colorado. Most recently, Leidig was on the Suzuki faculty at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA from 2008 until 2013. She studied Suzuki pedagogy under Kimberly Meier-Sims, Alice Joy Lewis, Ed Kreitman, and Ed Sprunger.
Leidig is also a certified Alexander Technique teacher; she is dedicated to teaching young children how to play with an attitude of creativity and enjoyment, developing a technical and musical foundation of ease, balance, and freedom from the beginning stages. She works closely with parent and child to develop healthy habits with the instrument and practice at home from the very beginning.
Leidig received her B.A. in Music from Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, her M.M. from Boston University, and did doctoral work in violin performance at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Leidig has dedicated much of her performance career and study to chamber music. She has studied with Judith Ingolfsson, Ed Dusinberre of the Takacs Quartet, Bayla Keyes, Paul Kantor, Benedict Goodfriend, and Helen Kwalwasser. Leidig has participated in numerous chamber ensembles, chamber music festivals, and masterclasses with instructors such as Anne Epperson, Roger Tapping, Pamela Frank, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, James Buswell, Seymour Lipkin, the Muir Quartet, and the Takacs Quartet. Leidig freelances in the Boston area and formerly was a member of Neftalí, a piano trio that performed versatile programs in and around the Boulder, CO area and Congdon String Quartet which started a chamber music series in Chelsea, MI.