Welcome to Club Violin!
With a vision of providing quality musicians for wedding ceremonies, Leslie Erickson started Club Violin in 2006 with 5 musicians and has grown to boast 15 super talented, well trained, seasoned musicians.
The first year in business, the group booked and successfully performed at 80 weddings and every year since then has steadily increased it’s bookings to over double that number. Club Violin recognizes the balance of booking the exact right number of weddings to provide each and every client with a truly professional service, not only on the performance end but on the personal side with attention to each couple’s detail of their wedding.
In addition, the business has built a strong reputation and relationship with local vendors within the wedding industry. When it comes to service, all of the musicians involved come from a teaching background, therefore, to say the club is organized and detail-oreiented is an understatement. Musical perfection in a wedding ceremony is the goal, every single time. Not only do the musicians of Club Violin come from strong backgrounds, they love what they do and it shows.
Leslie Erickson, Owner of Club Violin, earned a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from East Carolina University and a Master of Music in Violin Performance from Ithaca College in New York. She has been playing the violin for over 25 years – years of local orchestras, chamber music, recitals, weddings and fiddling.
Leslie has traveled to Brisbane, Australia as part of International Music Workshops, performed in The Mid America Chamber Music Institute in Delaware, Ohio and Brevard Music Center’s Summer Orchestra Program. Leslie attended Mark O’Connor’s fiddle camp in Nashville in 2003 and a violin workshop with well-known master teacher, Roberta Guaspari in Harlem, New York in 2004. Leslie was also the fiddler at the Outer Banks Music Showcase and with the Sandy Bottom Bluegrass Band in 2006 and 2007.
Leslie’s started her educational career as a teacher and is still actively teaching. She spent five years teaching orchestra in the Chesapeake Public Schools in Chesapeake, Virginia and four years teaching strings in Dare County, North Carolina. Leslie is also involved with The Carolinian Studio in Kitty Hawk, a cooperative studio for music teachers and maintains a full private violin studio here on the Outer Banks.
In addition to performing at numerous weddings and local events on the Outer Banks, Leslie also performs with Trio La Mer, a local classical ensemble. She calls Nags Head home and in her spare time enjoys yoga, bike rides on the sound and time with her husband Bruce and daughter, Heidi.
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