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A Celebration of GEORGE GERSHWIN Concert for TWO PIANOS

to a sold out audience at STEINWAY GALLERY, Boca Raton

February 1, 2020

See details below.

Achievement Heights STUDIO is the pivotal place for high quality education in classical music and the arts for children and adults located in Downtown Boca Raton, Florida.


The STUDIO was founded by Dr. N’Quavah R. Velazquez, a doctor in educational leadership with an extensive background in medical research in collaboration with  Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences as well as New York University School of Medicine.


The STUDIO prides itself in acquiring highly qualified instructors to support a caring and encouraging environment in a culture of health where students flourish.


Please visit our Registration Request page to read program details and submit a registration request. Click this link to proceed:


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Do you have questions? Please call us at



(561) 414 - 7878


Dr. N'Quavah R. Velazquez,

Founder & CEO

Proud Sponsor of



STEINWAY Piano Gallery
7940 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton


and supporter for other programs in the arts. 








SOLD OUT ! ! !


“Guests responded with thunderous applause and a standing ovation to exhilarating performances of  “Embraceable You; Strike Up the Band; ‘Swonderful/Funny Face; It Ain’t Necessarily So; Swanee; The Man I Love; Liza; and an all time favorite, American in Paris, “arranged by Gershwin himself for two pianos.”


Steinway Piano Gallery 

7940 North Federal Highway   Boca Raton, Florida 33487


Art Gallery Reception immediately followed:

Yaacov Heller - Gallery 22
Royal Palm Place    282 Via Naranjas   Boca Raton, Florida 33432


Achievement Heights Academy is the pivotal place for children’s education in science, technology, engineering and math infused with the arts including fine arts, classical music, jazz and chorus. Currently, they are coordinating with Paul Posnak and Anita Castiglione to present a larger-scale performance of music from the Jazz Age for next season.

Visit this website for updates.

Dr. Paul Posnak is a world-acclaimed authority on George Gershwin, Fats Waller and the Roaring ‘Twenties and ‘Thirties. He received his bachelor, master’s and doctoral degrees from The Juilliard School, and is the recipient of Juilliard’s highest award, the Loeb Prize. He is a renowned classical and jazz pianist, First Prize Winner of the International J.S. Bach Competition among many other awards, and a concert artist appearing throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. The program for this concert featured seven of Dr. Posnak’s original arrangements for two pianos of the Gershwin Songbook. He and Ms. Castiglione have been invited to record this program at Skywalker Studios in San Rafael, CA.


Anita Castiglione collaborates with her husband, Paul Posnak in this performance, and in concerts throughout the U.S. She has a notable careers a s soloist, collaborative pianist and educator. Dr. Castiglione hold a master’s degree from Juilliard and a doctoral degree from the UM Frost School of Music. She was a faculty member at Palm Beach Atlantic University for eleven years as vocal coach, collaborative pianist and professor of tonal harmony. She is currently the pianist for the Frost Chorale, Symphonic Choir and Women’s Chorale at the UM Frost School of Music.


Photography Credit: David Sahadi of Sahadi Photography

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On behalf of BENITA PEYCH DZHURKOVA, chorus and violin instructor with Achievement Heights Academy, we are proud to share this announcement of HANDEL'S MESSIAH on Friday, December 6 at FAU  Boca Raton where she will perform. The Women's Vocal Arts Organization is hosting this event.


Click link below for more information:

Handel's Messiah Performance Information

December 16, 2019 marks the 250 birthdate of Ludwig Von BEETHOVEN and will be celebrated with special events around the world. Indeed, Bonn, Germany plans a year long celebration that will end on December 17, 2020. Yes, even after so many years, Beethoven’s music is most revered!
Follow the link below for tickets to hear the entire symphony performed this Sunday, December 8 at The KRAVIS Center where BENITA PEYCH DZHURKOVA, one of our violin and chorus instructors will be part of the Canopy of Stars performance with the PALM BEACH SYMPHONY.

Diana Skobina &

Sergei Skobin

Saturday, November 9, 2019

from 3:00pm to 5:15pm

Rachmaninoff - Brahms - Lutoslawski 


What a fabulous evening at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Boca Raton listening to the outstanding performance of these highly talented professional musicians. Thank you! Thank you!


We were honored to have with our many guests: Dr. Roberta Rust, Piano Studio at Lynn University Conservatory of Music, Dr. Irena Kofman, Piano Studio at FAU and Melanie Widley, National Society of Arts & Letters.


Achievement Heights Academy was proud to sponsor this outstanding duo piano recital.

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SooJung Kwon

with pianist, Sergei Skobin

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Bach - Debussy - Mozart