Sounds of Spring 2019

On Sunday, March 17th, nearly 60 students ages 5-16 performed in the South Florida Music and Friends of South Florida Music “Sounds of Spring” Concert at Christ Congregational Church. Audiences at three separate showtimes were delighted by a variety of piano, vocal, and instrumental selections ranging from the Baroque Era to Disney hits. While many of the performers are private …

Announcing Dr. Joy’s Champion for Children Award Nomination

South Florida Music is proud to announce the nomination of Dr. Joy Galliford, “Dr. Joy,” for the 2019 David Lawrence Jr. Champion for Children Award presented by the Children’s Trust. This annual award is bestowed on an individual for a lifetime of notable achievement and dedication to the children and families of Miami-Dade County. For over 35 years, Dr. Joy …

Miami ZooLights 2018

On Saturday evening, December 15th, 24 members of our 2019 Disney Performance Group and 22 of our Year 3 Piano students provided festive holiday music to an appreciative audience at Miami ZooLights. This was South Florida Music’s 3rd consecutive appearance at the event. Bravo to all of the performers, and a big thank you to our hard working sound crew! Please …

Donuts with Santa

On Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, South Florida Music, along with Friends of South Florida Music, provided live music for those attending Donuts with Santa held at Key Biscayne Presbyterian Church. The Miami Moms Blog hosted this sold out event for over 500 attendees. Our South Florida Music musicians, ages 3-8 years, sang several favorite and well-known Christmas songs. Children young …

Bonding Through Music

Music has always been a foundational component in my life. Growing up with two parents who were musicians, even in the womb I was exposed to a variety of musical environments from orchestras to church choirs and beyond. I always enjoy hearing my mom recount her pregnancy as she carried me. She had a particular orchestral series she played for …

Sound Before Sight-Using Patterns to Build Musical Literacy

A key component at every level of South Florida Music’s curriculum is the practice of simple rhythm and tonal patterns to build musical literacy. From our youngest babies to our piano students, reinforcement of patterning occurs in every class. Why are these patterns so important in developing musical literacy? To better understand, let’s think about how a child learns language: …

SFM Fall 2018 Welcome

Greetings from South Florida Music! We are pleased to welcome you back to our third year of classes. Our fall semester is off to a strong start, with 35 classes to share music with the families of South Florida. Do you know of someone who could benefit from our program? We know that you, the parents, serve as our greatest …