Take Note of This Charming Holiday Classical Concert

The Suzuki Academy’s widely-acclaimed children violinists return for their annual holiday performance at the Winter Wonderland festival. These talented and tiny musicians will perform traditional holiday music along with classical favorites by Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi, and Beethoven. The free concert will be held on December 6th from 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm at the Plantation Historical Museum.

America’s Suzuki Music Academy’s children musicians have delighted audiences at music, film, and arts festivals, and in concert halls throughout South Florida. Many Plantation families may have seen the children perform at other annual events such as “Plantation Art in the Park” and the Helen B. Hoffman Children’s Library ‘Teddy Bears Picnic”. They often visit the library for the “Story Time” program and for “Violin Kids Play for Kids”, presentations which provide toddlers and preschoolers with an introduction to the world of classical music.

The Academy serves as South Florida’s regional center for formal classical violin and piano study. Children can begin formal training at any age and, for those who begin with violin study, many can start as early as 2 years old. Training is provided for students who are beginners through the most advanced levels of study.

The Academy’s director, Mr. Richard Coff, received his formal training and degree in music from Boston’s New England Conservatory where he also began his teaching career. He also held his first teaching position there when he became one of the first teachers in America to work with Shin’ichi Suzuki, the creator of the Suzuki violin method.

“The training we are able to provide at the Academy helps children to develop character, poise, fine sensibilities, and the self-assurance that comes with fine musical accomplishment,” exclaimed Coff. “Our goal is to enable children to achieve musical mastery and fine musical accomplishment in a way that enhances their natural development and maximizes the benefits that classical music can bring to the whole child.”

Zoe, a 7-year-old Plantation resident, has been playing the violin for nearly a year. She loves playing and practicing songs with her classmates from the Academy. Her mother Kelly states,

“I believe that playing an instrument at a young age helps the child to gain confidence, learn discipline, and see results of their hard work pay off.”

Since its inception, the school’s focus has been to provide the most affordable and best formal classical music training for children with a community service component. For over three decades the Academy has been enjoying their reputation as “the regional center for formal classical music training for the children of South Florida”.

For more information, please call Richard Coff at the Suzuki Music Academy (954)797-7777 or visit www.SuzukiMusicAcademy