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

Happy Summer!

Wishing all you Fiddlers some happy Porch Serenades!
Practice outside – You will make all the  neighbors Grin! And your Teacher will be especially Happy!   Then have fun making some Fiddle Recipes!  Enjoy this Freebie from Me to You!

March Irish Recipe to Recital

Kling Street Fiddlers lead off  playing “Engelskan” behind the Fire Trucks  on the July 4th Neighborhood Parade 2021!



Kling Street Fiddlers 2021 –  serenade the Neighbors with “The Tennessee Waltz”  from under our favorite  Shady Tree… Can you spot the Secret Signals?

This months Quote to Ponder:

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

Francine Peterson, Bassoon Professor Marrowstone Festival

Studio News!

WE ARE PLAYING TOGETHER IN THE GARDEN!  Lessons & Group Class. Temperature checks, Masks and Handwashing keeping us healthy!  Isn’t is great to be free of Sore Throats and Colds!!

YOU Can Have LONG DISTANCE LESSONS too!   Keep it going no matter where your practice room is! Miss Leslie has fresh ears for your Violin Playing, whether your are changing teachers, prepping for College Audition videos, Need a Mid-week Practice Pal,  or just plain Stuck at Home!

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PRACTICE-A-THON 2020 –   From Thanksgiving to New Years,  we challenge each other to tuck in a “Five Minute Focus” every day. Seesaw is our landing pad for all this creativity.  15 days of Practice Videos earn you a Nutcracker prize! And our hilarious Grand Prize this year is an Otamatone!     (What a hack for shifting practice!)

Congratulations to  Lydia, our 2020 Practice-a-thon Grand Prize Winner!


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.

FaceTime, Zoom and Seesaw – Our tools for Staying Safe and Connected!   As the need for Online Lessons  continues,  “Seesaw” is our latest  enhancement to promote Creativity, engage our whimsy buttons,  and understand the music better Between Lessons!



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.

Did You Know?

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

The Monthly Practice Tip:

The FIRST Five Minute Focus  is where the most work is accomplished!

Half the problem is just getting started, or thinking that you don’t have enough time. If you have time to check your Texts, or FaceBook, You Have Time for  one excerpt!

Keep your case open, or hang your instrument on the wall.          Do More Than None!


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



Did you know that an Oscar weighs over 12lbs?!
Another great reason to keep your work outs going as a musician!

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.