Suzuki Method Violin lessons for children and adults

“As always, I admire your students’ professionalism both musically and with their etiquette!!! Additionally, your whole vision of pairing the pieces with recipes was brilliant. You always present a fun, invigorating, enjoyable recital!!! (I’m jealous you weren’t my piano teacher)
Lisa Edwards, concert pianist, collaborator and coach


Freebie for  all you  Festive Fiddlers!

Cheer up your Neighbors  by playing your  favorite tunes outside their front door! The whole family can sing and play together! Here is CRIPPLE CREEK, your Summer “Freebie Chart” to get  started!      Email for further lesson Info.

– Great Gifts  for Music Lovers –


CHANNEL YOUR ANIMAL SPIRIT! Are you a Sloth or a Squirrel? Use these Fun Logbooks  that leverage  Learning Hacks to save  your Brain and your Time!

Your choice: Sloth Practice Logbook or Squirrel Practice Logbook available on Amazon.

“The Jewish Violin Sings” performed by Miss Leslie! – a peaceful collection of violin music by celebrated Jewish composers from the early Baroque, Salamone Rossi, to contemporary William Sharlin and Meir Finkelstein.  Email to personalize  with  an autograph! 


This months Quote to Ponder:

“Your excuse  is nothing more than a nail in your House of Failure”

Francine Peterson, Bassoon Professor Marrowstone Festival



Independence Day Neighborhood Parades  March On!

How much fun is this? Paper Hats and Fiddlin’ with Friends as the Firetruck leads neighbors on a morning schlep around the block!


The Monthly Practice Tip:


Keep your case open, or hang your instrument on the wall.

Did You Know?

Miss Leslie can play Violin and spin a Hula Hoop at the same time!

Studio News!

ANYONE Can Have LONG DISTANCE LESSONS!  Keep it going no matter where your practice room is OR if you just can’t stand being in the traffic!

Miss Leslie has fresh ears for your Violin Playing, whether your are changing teachers, prepping for College,  Orchestra Seating Challenges, Need a Mid-week Practice Pal,  or just plain Stuck at Home!

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Popular Hits From the Archives!

ASHOKAN FAREWELL  our grand studio project  united us in lieu of our 2020 Formal Recital.    Violinists  from every step of  their Twinkle Trail play together from their individual homes.


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RUMPLED REALITY: PJ Practice Videos with Miss Leslie.  Don’t worry about losing your lesson notes, just  choose a nugget and follow along. Practice done! Check.


Here’s a little peek at what  can happen at Pre-School!


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Did you know that an Oscar weighs over 12lbs?
Get yours for a great Musician Work Out!

Leslie Brown Katz and Oscar
“Malibu Friends of Music” post concert treat: a close encounter with one of nine Oscar’s awarded to Alfred Newman. This one was for Camelot in 1968.