About Us


Marla Smith runs Go Home and Practice LLC, a private violin/viola studio out of her home.  She is co-founder of The Cassini Ensemble and heads the chamber music session of Blue Lake Suzuki Family Camp.  You will see her judging Solo and Ensemble festivals and leading sectionals at area high schools.  She performs at the Baroque on Beaver festival on Beaver Island.  Marla 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 music 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 certified in Suzuki books 1 through 4.  She performs with several groups in the area.