Leah grew up surrounded by music in her Pacific Northwest hometown of Seattle, WA. As an enthusiastic youngster, she trained in classical violin while also learning old-time music from her father. She is passionate about traditional fiddle music from all over the world, especially the music of Brazil, Ireland, and the Basque Country. After graduating from Grinnell College with a degree in music, with specific interests in ethnomusicology, Leah lived in Japan to pursue her love of Japanese culture. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to podcasts, cooking, and reading. As a recent Minnesota transplant, Leah hopes to get more involved in the old-time and classical music scenes around town.