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


Studio News!

Annual Formal Recital is coming June 13th!  Come listen, imagine,  then taste the music as performers write Stories and Rhythm Recipes about their piece,  and bring their Special Recipe   to grace the Reception Table!

The 2019 Practice-a-thon  is in full swing! Inspired by Hilary Hahn’s 100 Day Practice Challenge, Everyone is uploading practice samples from their “daily discoveries!” for us to share and learn  from. Fifteen days of Practice Videos between Thanksgiving and New Years earns you a Nutcracker!  There are 8 to claim!

Los Angeles Suzuki Graduation 2020 Celebration concert January 19th in Zipper Hall at  the Colburn School. Come enjoy all of  the Los Angeles area students beautiful tone and congratulate  our two graduates  Aliyah, Level 4 and Mason, Level 1A.

Winter Wonderland at Dixie Canyon January 25th   our  “Kling Street Fiddlers” will be entertaining with Swedish Tunes and Winter Favorites! Our set is at 11:15am, between the Glee Club and the Dance Team! Come hear us shred!

Did You Know?

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

The Monthly Practice Tip:


Dare yourself to a Five Minute Focus!

Keep your case open, or hang your instrument on the wall.  Half the problem is just getting started, or thinking that you don’t have enough time at the time.

This months Inspirational Quote:

“Every excuse you make is another nail in your house of failure”

Francine Peterson, Bassoon Professor Marrowstone Festival

Enrichment Pre-Twinklers:

Introduction to Violin Class meets 9:30 – 10:30am on Saturday mornings, 2:30-3:30pm on Wednesdays. Enrichment Pre-Twinkle Group Violin  with Art each class. Linda McManus leads the Art portion, Miss Leslie leads the Violin portion. Pre-School age and older siblings welcome.  Email for further Info.

Here’s a little peek at what the little ones are doing!


Composer Rag: What month  was he released? (Birthday!)


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