William Gibbs Elementary School in Germantown, MD. "We enjoyed having Andrei Pidkivka at our school.  He gave a wonderful performance along with Solomia Gorokhivska, who played the violin.  The magical sounds he makes with his collection of flutes left students and teachers amazed.  Since the school was celebrating Eastern European month, Andrei also took the students on a journey through various Eastern European countries through music and storytelling.  The students were also kept engaged through interaction with the performers.  We thoroughly enjoyed the performance." Thanks Again, Jennifer Dailey

Jamestown Elementary School in Arlington, VA. "The students were very engaged and participated with wonderful rhythmic accompaniment for the soloist as he introduced them to a whole family of flute type instruments. The students also learned a little geography talking about and listening to the music from Ukraine, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary and Croatia which comprise a part of this region. In the course of the workshop they even named themselves as the "Carpatopizzan" Orchestra at the request of one student who wanted "pizza" in the title. As an observer I was delighted to see the participation of the students, their engagement, interest and enthusiasm as they clapped, played, danced and sang enthusiastically."  Chrystia Sonevytsky - Arlington Sister City Ivano Frankivsk co-chair

Rock View Elementary School in Kensington, MD. “Since first minutes of her performance the auditorium was filled with energy and vibe of Ukrainian folk tunes. Everyone was impressed by the high level of Solomia’s virtuous violin play.  Her presentation about Ukrainian traditions, folk music, instruments and dances was age-appropriate and received very well by 5-11 years-old audience, their parents and teachers. Ms. Gorokhivska was assisted by her extremely talented violin student Roman Mykyta and his charming dance partner Julianne Marie, who also perform a couple of folk tunes during the presentation and dance folk dances in national costumes. Overall it was such a vivid, bright and memorable performance! Thanks again to Solomia and her students for presenting Ukrainian culture to our school community!” Olena Bukalo, PTA

Waters Landing Elementary School in Germantown, MD "Solomia and Andrei were just fantastic to work with. Andrei called me ahead of time and made arrangements for the visit. As it happened, the date of the event, we had quite the cold spell and the person who normally sets up the equipment was out ill. Needless to say, our school wasn’t quite prepared. Fortunately, Andrei and Solomia were and made everything work. They had such enthusiasm; one staff member even got up and did the polka with the kids! Some of our classes were doing projects on Ukraine so the material was very timely. Please pass our appreciation – they were fantastic." Nurgi Gelic, PTA

William Gibbs Elementary School in Germantown, MD. "We enjoyed having Andrei Pidkivka at our school.  He gave a wonderful performance along with Solomia Gorokhivska, who played the violin.  The magical sounds he makes with his collection of flutes left students and teachers amazed.  Since the school was celebrating Eastern European month, Andrei also took the students on a journey through various Eastern European countries through music and storytelling.  The students were also kept engaged through interaction with the performers.  We thoroughly enjoyed the performance." Thanks Again, Jennifer Dailey