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Leslie Jo Osborne

Leslie Jo began learning violin at the age of eight.  She studied the Suzuki method in her youth and participated in school orchestra programs in Michigan and Texas.

She discovered fiddling in her adult years.  From jams, to camps & clinics, to fiddle contests, it’s a world in which she delights to play a part.  Leslie Jo studied under Keenan Fletcher, Gene Gimble, Randy Elmore, Megan Lynch Chowning, and many more.  She’s most passionate about Swing, Jazz, and Texas-Style fiddle, and she’s had many unique opportunities to learn from some of the best musicians in their respective fields.

Leslie Jo also loves to sing.  She sang in choir and theater throughout her youth and she’s currently a member of the Collegiate Peaks Chorale here in Buena Vista.  She enjoys singing a wide variety of styles.

Leslie Jo finds great joy in encouraging others to cultivate their creative voice.  She is thrilled to bring her passion and know-how to Coletrain Music Academy as a violin and vocal instructor.

 

Coletrain Strings & Song Youth Workshop – 12 & Under

Course Description: This Strings & Song Youth Workshop led by Leslie Jo Osborne & Patrick Fitzsimons will focus on string instruments including ukulele, guitar, mandolin, and fiddle, however if students are in private lessons on another string instrument these are welcomed as well. Students will learn strumming and bowing techniques, how to keep rhythm (we will provide some percussion instruments), how to perform and play well with others, and will also learn popular sing-along campfire songs. Each student will have the opportunity to gain stage experience with a final performance at River Runners.

What to bring: 

  • Instrument – if your child plans on using their own string instrument (we also have instruments available to rent if this is needed) 
  • Sack lunch

What is provided: 

  • Classroom snacks, juice, water
  • Folder for music sheets
  • Pencil
  • Craft Activity