Friday, December 14, 2012

I'd like to thank the academy...a story of music

Once upon a time, two little peanuts arrived; very closely nested. We wondered, will they always be close? What will their passions and interests be in life?

A birthday gift arrived in the form of an old, re-conditioned upright Steinway piano. The twins hammered away at it, and soon enough we found ourselves looking for lessons in Charleston.

What we found was a way of life that has filled our days for over 2 years. The Charleston Academy of Music, led by the talented Eunjoo Yun, includes a dedicated team of incredible teachers in the fields of piano, violin, cello, guitar, and voice. Last night, a recital was held at the College of Charleston to showcase many of the Academy's students, including our very own twins and their first duet...

The Academy encourages students of all ages to "let your music play", and so they did. We were wowed by the Hagood brothers, Camp and Francis, bonding over a Schumann duet...

the talented Benjamin Halford, who brought the house down...

and the ever inspiring Caleb Borick, who presented his brand new piece, 9 minutes long and committed to memory (Beethoven's Sonata No. 3, 1st Mvt)...

Even little feet that barely touch the floor are old enough to begin a path of music at the Charleston Academy of Music. If you have a musical child and you are willing to commit to regular lessons and practice, I recommend that you call the Academy and discuss the various lesson lengths. In addition to your weekly lesson, your child will have the opportunity to participate in monthly performance classes, master classes with experts in their field of music, recitals, and a feeling of community in the study of music.

The Charleston Academy of Music
189 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403

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