Musicians thrive in Creative Music, Art & Learning Center Music Recital


Caleb Klar performed Schubert's “The Trout.”

VIERA VOICE Jill Blue Gaines


The music of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Bach came back to life for a day as the Creative Music, Art & Learning Center held its annual Music Recital at Springs of Suntree Clubhouse on Feb. 17.

There also was some Hanna-Barbera, West Indies Folk and Skynyrd to lighten the mood.

The recital, which was held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., consisted of five recitals featuring 18 to 20 students. The total number of songs ranged from 18 to 26 for each recital.

“This is an annual recital featuring violin, vocal, harps, guitar and the piano,’’ said Loretta Fox, the director and owner of the Creative Music, Art & Learning Center. “It’s a nice experience for the kids.’’

It was presented by the students of Dr. Loretta Fox, Karen Cochran, Lois Ertl, Teree Estcourt, Diana Knill and Lisa Egger.

More than 150 students attend the Creative Music, Art & Learning Center.

Caleb Klar, a pianist, played Schubert’s “The Trout.” Klar’s father is a piano tuner, so his family thought playing the piano would be a good fit.

Amanda Edwards has been taking violin lessons for five years and piano lessons for 10 years. She played Handel’s “Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus” on the violin and “Turkey in the Straw,’’ an American folk song, on the violin.

Edwards then switched to the piano to play Kullak’s “Witches’ Dance” and Costello’s “Meerkat Capers.’’

Edwards’ mother, Lisa Edwards, recently began taking violin lessons. The elder Edwards played Brahms’ “Symphony Theme” before teaming up with her daughter to play Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 5” as a violin duet.

“I enjoy being able to learn and play music,’’ Amanda Edwards said. “Music is a big part of my life and a big part of my family.’’

Sophia Giorgianni is learning to play the guitar. She played “Merrily.’’

“My favorite artist is Taylor Swift,” Giorgianni said. “I want to follow after her because I love singing. All I need to be is good at guitar, so I can be like her.”

Sonnie Giorgianni, Sophia’s younger brother, is learning to play the piano. He played Faber’s “The Door Bell” during the recital.

“I want to play the “The Breath of the Wild” so bad,’’ Sonnie Giorgianni said. “But, you have to be good at it.’’

Two brothers, Max and Tristan Louis, both are learning to play the guitar. Max Louis played Strauss’ “The Blue Danube Waltz” and Tristan Louis played a traditional piece called “The Riddle Song.’’