Kaila a violinist, composer, music educator, teacher and producer.
Flexer has recorded four CD’s with groups Teslim, Next Village and Third Ear. Between 1989 and 2012, she produced large Jewish music events Klezmer Mania! and Pomegranates & Figs as well as many smaller music events. She lives in Oakland, California and has a thriving teaching studio where she works with string players and other instrumentalists of all ages and levels on a variety of styles including traditional music from Eastern and Western Europe as well as Western classical music. She encourages her students to read music, play by ear, compose, improvise, follow their musical interests and to enjoy the process of honing the tools to create the sound they are seeking. For the last 15 years, she has pursued her interest in music from several Balkan countries. Her original compositions reflect her love of and respect for these captivating styles.
During the pandemic, Flexer has been teaching via Zoom, composing, playing Bach, learning the music sequencing program Logic and gardening. To date she has successfully grown beans, lettuce, kale, chard, dill, shiso leaf and a wide variety of lovely flowers. She is very proud of her plants!