This music classes look like a picture of a perfect childhood fun with friends: children leaping and jumping around a living room filled with instruments and art work, singing, playing piano, creating puppet shows, drawing, while Dr. Barbara Berofsky accompanies the joyful events on the piano. Her erstwhile helper is her daughter, Adrienne Berofsky-Seyffert, who has graduate degrees from
Children learn about rhythm from using boxy Orff melody instruments from
The miracle of this makeshift symphony lies in the fact that children of various ages and skill sets manage to, under the tutelage of the very creative teachers, help the children reach goals that are not simple. At the end of each course, parents are often happily surprised at all their children have learned. This special style of teaching was formed over many years of study for Barbara and throughout her career as a dance and music teacher at private and public schools in
As they say on their website, "DaVinci's Child offers unique programs in the performing arts to empower, inspire, & fulfill the potential in all children. The brainchild of Barbara Berofsky, PhD (in Gifted Education) who has taught dance, movement and music to grade-school students for over 25 years, and her daughter Adrienne Berofsky-Seyffert, MFA, DaVinci's Child presents a 'Renaissance Approach' to awakening the talents and strengths in every child. Through music, dance and story creation, children build a variety of skills essential to that medium but equally valuable to success in other areas."
For additional information, check out their website or call 732-662-4301 and leave a message for Adrienne or Barbara.