Pinecrest Tribune 8.15.2011

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August 15 - 28, 2011


UM Frost School of Music grads launch Superior Academy of Music BY LEE STEOPHENS

Superior Academy of Music is now open for business. The music school offers a unique and comprehensive music education program for all ages at its state-of-the-art, multi-studio facility, 7746 N. Kendall Drive. SAM offer an exceptional program of study on a variety of instruments in classical, jazz and popular music. Students are taught by a faculty of experienced teachers with masters and doctorates in music who maintain active careers as concert artists at the national and international level. The new academy is the only school in South Florida that offers preparation for the prestigious Carnegie Hall-Royal Conservatory Achievement Program, an international standardized curriculum that offers evaluation opportunities at the precollege level. SAM aims to be at the forefront of music education in Miami by raising the bar on traditional music education, offering the highest level of personalized training and guidance to students, whether they are applying to performing arts magnet schools, aspiring professional musicians planning to study music at university or general music students. Superior Academy of Music was founded by pianist Dr. Fabiana Claure, the academy’s executive director and a 2011 graduate of the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, and her husband, pianist and SAM program director William Villaverde, a doctoral candidate at the Frost School of Music. The multi-award-winning pianists recently were featured on national television on PBS-TV’s Nightly Business Report in a special Memorial Day segment spotlighting a few of the nation’s most talented

young entrepreneurs who are making an impact on their community. The two havetaught piano for the past 10 years to over 500 students of all ages and levels. Since 2008, they have been teaching piano at their private studio, South Miami Piano Lessons, and the University of Miami, as well as performing around the globe as soloists and in duo recital. Students at SAM may choose to take private lessons in piano, jazz piano, violin, viola, guitar, or voice. In order to receive the greatest benefit from study, a weekly musicianship course is offered that covers music history, ear training, music theory, keyboard harmony and solfege. Students who enroll in the comprehensive program (a combination of private lessons and musicianship classes) will be prepared to participate in the Carnegie Hall-Royal Conservatory Achievement program. The in-depth musical skills learned from SAM’s seasoned instructors, combined with their professional mentorship, will increase students’ extra-curricular edge prior to applying to various schools or colleges. SAM’s new facilities will allow students to receive private instrument lessons in sound-isolated music booths. This is a unique opportunity for students to experience lessons with optimal music sound in a professional setting. In addition, SAM’s high-tech musicianship group classroom, equipped with a digital piano and an interactive whiteboard and projector, allows students to receive the ultimate music learning experience. Applications for enrollment are being accepted. For more information, go to <> or call 305-771-2726, or go to <>.

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