10 years of Live!

So this is what a decade feels like.

It's hard to believe that we've been around for ten years. 3,653 days ago, we said yes to the idea of supporting music education; we said yes to building a community around the arts; we said yes to innovation, creativity, and our desire to do things a bit differently.

Since then, our days have consisted of countless band rehearsals, performances, and the magic of watching students transform into the true musical artists they were meant to become.

Over the years, we've seen a few iterations of the Live team, but at our core, we have always been a tight-knit group that has felt more like a family. We've been incredibly lucky to have had such dedicated, loving and gifted musicians walk through our doors, sharing their talents and time with us for so many years.

We'd like to take this moment to send out a heartfelt thank you to all of the mentors, students, families, and friends who have helped shape us into who we are today, and for taking the leap with Live! as we head into the future.

We can't wait to see how the next 10 years unfold!

With love and gratitude,

Juan, Daniel & Luli


This past decade has been full of memorable milestones, so we thought we'd share a few of our favorite snapshots from over the years.

Have any throwback photos or videos from Live!'s early days? Tag them with #10YearsofLive on Instagram; we'd love to see them!


 

2007

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OCTOBER

LMSOM is born!

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NOVEMBER

First performance EVER!


2008

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APRIL

OUR VERY FIRST SHOW @ Miami Children's Museum

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SUMMER

First Summer Camp

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OCTOBER

Halloween Show

DECEMBER
LMSOM WNTR Show @ Miami Children's Museum


2009

APRIL
Students describe their experience performing at Surfside's Battle of the Bands

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SUMMER

Construction of new LMSOM begins...

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NOVEMBER

Family Fest @ Adrienne Arsht Center

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SEPTEMBER

Street Show @ 95th & Harding, Surfside


2010

MAY '10
Classes begin at the new location!

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APRIL

Board Up Miami #1

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OCTOBER

First Signature on our Wall of Fame

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DECEMBER

LMSOM Street Show @ 95th & Harding, Surfside


2011

AUGUST '11
First In-House Studio Session with student band performing an original.

SEPTEMBER '11
The school is featured on WSVN 7's Deco Drive

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DECEMBER

LMSOM WNTR Show @ Gibson Showroom


2012

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MAY

Board Up Miami #2

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JUNE

We miss PAX!

SEPTEMBER '12
Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch

NOVEMBER '12
First Miami Book Fair performance


2013

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APRIL

Collab w/ Miami Music Project

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JUNE

LMSOM SMMR Show @ the wonderful PAX

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JULY '13
Official members of BCMN

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OCTOBER

Adrienne Arsht Imagination Ball

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NOVEMBER

Family Day at MOCA

NOVEMBER '12
Miami Book Fair performance


2014

APRIL '14
In-house Jazz Workshop w/ Rotem Sivan & Kenneth Jimenez & Rodolfo Zúñiga

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JUNE

LMSOM SMMR Show

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DECEMBER

First Buskerfest performance


2015

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JANUARY '15
Clinic with Michael League at YoungArts

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JANUARY

LMSOM WNTR Show

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APRIL

Acoustic show at PAMM

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JUNE

LMSOM Show

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OCTOBER

In-house concert series

OCTOBER '15
Experimenting w/LittleBits @ Moonlighter

DECEMBER '15
Wynwood Artwalk


2016

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JANUARY

LMSOM WNTR Show

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JANUARY

In-house clinic

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JANUARY

In-house workshop & studio session

MARCH '16
In-House Studio Session w/ Jean Caze
Produced by Boxologie

APRIL '16
El Portal, Miami Shores

MAY '16
Colombian Percussion Workshop w/ Juan Aguilar Bayer

JUNE '16
LMSOM Show @ Sweet Liberty

JULY '16
Sofar Sounds Miami | Secret show at the school...

AUGUST '16
In-House Studio Session w/ David Chiverton
& Electric Kif
Produced by Boxologie

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NOVEMBER

Live! 03 band headed to Newark to perform at Berklee City Music's Summit, mentored by the one & only Magda Giannikou...

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DECEMBER

Third Buskerfest performance!


2017

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JANUARY

LMSOM WNTR Show

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FEBRUARY

Masterclass w/ Michael League and members of Snarky Puppy

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FEBRUARY

In-house Composition Workshop w/ Magda Giannikou, founder of

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MARCH

Youth Music Festival 2017 at the North Beach Bandshell

JULY '17
LMSOM's first scholarship recipients to Berklee's 5 Week Summer Program: Steven & Cristian

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JULY

Our summer band got asked last minute to perform onstage with none other than

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