Marla Smith runs Go Home and Practice, LLC, a private violin and viola studio based in her home.    She is the co-founder of The Cassini Ensemble and heads the chamber music section of the Blue Lake Suzuki Family Camp. You will see her judging at Solo and Ensembles and festivals, and in various schools leading sectionals. Marla is an active freelancer and performs at the Baroque on Beaver Festival on Beaver Island.  She is the 2018 MASTA studio teacher of the year. 


Constance Markwick is a busy chamber musician and freelancer both on violin and viola.  She appears on numerous chamber concerts in the area and performs with the Traverse and Flint Symphonies as well as the Michigan Opera Theatre.  In the summer, she participates in the Baroque on Beaver Festival on Beaver Island.  She teaches violin and viola privately and leads sectionals at area high schools.

Nyssa Rabinowitz teaches violin and viola at the Rochester Conservatory of Music and is a chamber music and sectional coach with the Oakland Youth Orchestras.  She has a Music Education degree from Michigan State University and is a substitute orchestra teacher.  Nyssa is a certified Suzuki teacher in books 1 through 4.  She performs with the Midland Symphony and other groups in the area.

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Adventures in Chamber Music

July 8 - July 19, 2019