Leigh was educated at Castell Alun High School in Hope going on to gain a BMus and MA in performing and Conducting from the University of Wales in Bangor. Although keen to follow a career in performance Leigh completed her PGCE and is now Head of Music at Ysgol Y Grango, Rhosllanerchrugog.
She is a keen singer having been a member of the Flintshire Youth Choir, the Four Counties Youth Choir, the National Youth Choir of Wales, the Sirenian Singers and the Chester Operatic Society, as well as being an accomplished musician on the flute, piano, double bass and trombone. During her time at University, Leigh took over the baton as Choral Director of the Bangor University Music Society Choir and has been the Musical Director of the Wrexham Musical Theatre for a production of “The Wizard of Oz” and is the current Musical Director for Llangollen Operatic Society's production of "My Fair Lady" and Lleisiau'r Afon (Dyfrdwyettes) the Carrog based Ladies Choir.
Leigh was appointed Musical Director of the Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir on the 1st of March 2010 and has enjoyed many new and exciting experiences with the Choir since taking up the baton.