SoBe Music Institute Newsletter Fall Programs & News
September 2007
in this issue
:: SMI & Overtown Youth Center
:: Free Concert in the Park
:: Open Fridays at the Institute
:: Meet New Faculty
:: Institute News
:: Fall - Music for Youth
:: Fall - Music for Adults
:: Fall - Music for Seniors
:: Bravo to Our Volunteers!
Great News!  SoBe Music Institute has been extended at the historic Carl Fisher Clubhouse for the academic year!  We will continue our celebrated music programs for children, adults and seniors starting Monday, September 17, 2007.  
Many of you with younger children will be happy to hear that we have added a program for pre-k children ages 3-5 to our schedule.  And starting in January we intend to add a Music for Toddlers program in the mornings (under 3 years).  
We are going to restart our popular open friday music series on September 21, and we will also be adding special concerts in the park and much more.
We would like to thank the City of Miami Beach for their continuing partnership in opening the Carl Fisher Clubhouse for music & arts education for the entire community. 
Carson Kievman, Ph.D.
Executive Artistic Director
SoBe Music Institute & Overtown Youth Center


More exciting news...  SoBe Music Institute is partnering with Overtown Youth Center to develop and create a special music program designed for children of the OYC.

Free Concert in Flamingo Park
Presented by the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Division.

October 12, 2007 6:30PM

The Music of J.S. Bach, Astor Piazzolla, Antonio Vivaldi and more.
Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a concert under the stars. MAP More details to be announced soon.  305-674-9220 or

Open Fridays at the Institute


Tentative Schedule

September 21 5:00 - 6:30pm, South Beach Chamber Ensemble Educational Presentation. (Free admission and open to the public)

September 28 to December 14 Fall Schedule to be announced. (Free admission and open to the public)

Open Fridays are educational yet fun and entertaining social times (faculty performances, open rehearsals, multi-media music history and appreciation presentations and much, much more) Join us for public open rehearsal and performances and educational programs by our award-winning faculty and guest artists -

All Open Fridays are followed by refreshments and a chance to mingle with the artists. 305-674-9220 or - MAP 
Meet New Faculty
violin, guitar, vocals, percussion 
Hannah Cho - violin

hanna Violinist Hannah Cho is a graduate of the Yonsei University in Seoul Korea and did graduate studies at the University of Toronto, Canada. She spent three years as a violin fellow at the New World Symphony.

Claudio Garay, classical guitar
claudioGuitarist, Claudio Garay was born in Santiago, Chile, and has lived, studied and performed in Sweden for the last 20 years. He has Master of Fine Arts degrees from the School of Music and Music Education at Gothenburg University in Sweden.
Valeria Proaņo, jazz vocalist
valeria Downbeat Student Music Award Winner, Ms. Proaņo earned her Bachelor's degree in Studio Music & Jazz in 2002 from the University of Miami. For the past 13 years, Valeria has been performing professionally in diverse venues such as the casinos in Atlantic City, jazz clubs in Philadelphia and Belgium and a special reception for the Tour de France 2001
Yuki Lee Numata - Violin
YukiYuki Numata has an avid interest in the performance of new music, and as a result of this, she has had the opportunity to work closely with composers such as Betsy Jolas, John Zorn, Charles Wuorinen and Steve Reich. Yuki received her Bachelor of Music Degree from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Zvi Zeitlin.
Gavin Doughtery - Percussion
gavinfaceMr. Doughtery is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music with Bachelors of Music Degree and a graduate degree in Professional Studies. He spent three years as a timpanist with the New World Symphony.
Institute News

We Are Moving Our Office

Please Note: SoBe Music Institute will be moving our office into the Carl Fisher Clubhouse, 2100 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach 33139.

Music for Youth
After School Programs, Saturday Group Classes and Private Lessons



Group I Monday, Wednesday 3:30-5:00 pm (ages 6-11) - Violin, Piano, Classical Guitar, Flute/Recorder & Voice (tentative instruments)

Group II Tuesday, Thursday 3:30-5:00 pm (ages 6-11) - Violin, Piano, Classical Guitar, Flute/Recorder & trumpet (cornet) (tentative instruments) [will open once Group I is full]

Group III Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-7:00 pm (ages 12-17) - Violin, Cello, Flute, Saxophone, Trumpet, Classical Guitar, Piano & Voice (tentative instruments)

Group IV (Pre-K/K ages 3-5) - Tuesday & Thursday 2:00-3:30 - Instruments TBA

Group V (ages 6-11) 5:00-6:30 - Days TBA [will open as needed]

Group VI (ages 12-17) - Schedule TBA [will open after Group III is full - as needed]

Saturday Group Classes (ages 12-17) 9:00 am through 7:00 pm
Shorter one-hour Group Class Session will be available on Saturdays in 10 week terms.
Pop & Jazz Vocal Ensemble Class I
Friday 3:30-4:30 (ages 6-12)
One-hour Pop & Jazz Vocal Ensemble Class will be available on Fridays in 10 week terms.  Does your child have American Idol dreams? [see below for older students]

Private InstructionMonday-Saturday  World-class private instruction also available for all wind, brass or string instruments, as well as classical and acoustic/electric guitar, concert harp, voice, composition, musicianship, theory and more. Private instruction is available Monday - Saturday from 12:00 pm and ending by 9:00 pm
Music for Adults


Group Classes & Private Lessons

Group Classes for Instruments & Voice
Monday through Saturday - Times TBA
One-hour Group Class Session will be available for adults (ages 18 and up) in 10 week terms.  Group Classes include, musicianship, theory, instrument or voice lessons, as well as performance ensemble opportunities and master classes - as well as our Open Fridays program)
Pop & Jazz Vocal Ensemble Class II
Friday 4:30-5:30 (ages 13 and up). One-hour Pop & Jazz Vocal Ensemble Class will be available on Fridays in 10 week terms.

Private Instrument & Voice Lessons Scheduled Monday thru Saturday. World-class private instruction available for all wind, brass or string instruments, as well as classical and acoustic/electric guitar, concert harp, voice, choir, composition, musicianship, theory and more. Call 305-674 9220 for private lesson scheduling

Music for Seniors

Senior Schedule TBA

  • Multimedia Music Presentations (bilingual)
  • Special Afternoon Performances (SoBe Music Institute Faculty Ensemble & others)
  • Special Afternoon Instrument & Voice Workshops 
Bravo to Our Volunteers!
violinThanks to those of you whose volunteerism and donations are helping to make quality music and arts education available to so many people in our community.   To all of our summer volunteers & Interns, we offer our sincere appreciation!
Volunteer & In-Kind Needs
Volunteers are still needed for our fall programs in the Carl Fisher Clubhouse and community concerts, including: 
  • Pre-school
  • After-school
  • Open Friday performance series,
  • Faculty performances at Concert in the Park and Sleepless Nights
  • Answering phones and emails in our new Clubhouse office during day and evening hours, Monday through Saturday. 
In-kind donations are another great way to help us to achieve our mission.  We would especially appreciate:
  • Used (or new) musical instruments
  • Scores and sheet music
  • Food, snacks and drinks (water, etc.)
  • CPA and Legal Services, etc.
Please contact us if you have some of your precious time to offer, or items to donate.  It will be most appreciated. 
Our fundraising efforts are ongoing and we hope to continue offering high-quality free or low-cost music and arts education in the future.  During this Fall semester we have a limited number of full scholarships available to those who qualify by talent and financial need.  Please contact us for an application  Please remember, we already have made our tuition very low for this quality program, therefore only apply if the need is there.
Our Sponsors



Our Donors
Kris Beldon
Ray Breslin
Janice Koch & Ceasar Costa
Jack & Marsha Firestone
Dr.  Robert N. Ginsburg
Thomas Moore
Patrick Pecoraro