Pitch perfection for Forest View’s Boaz

Boaz Tselon

FOREST View Primary School’s SPAR Star of the Month is eight-year-old, Boaz Tselon.

The Grade 3 learner was nominated because he plays such a challenging musical instrument: the violin.

Boaz began his music career at the tender age of five.

He went to private violin lessons once a week with Susan McAdam.

At the age of seven, he started studying for his Trinity Initial exams but Susan realised his talent and dedication to his music and she suggested he jump up to Grade 1.

Boaz entered his Grade 1 exam in 2016 and passed confidently with a distinction.

He entered the eThekwini Eisteddfod and was the top of his class group and soon after was entered into the performance awards held at St Mary’s DSG. There he received a gold plus medal.

Boaz was recently in a local music shop trying out a larger violin as he has grown out of his old one.

The shop attendant tuned the violin and gave it to Boaz to try. The first piece he played on the instrument was Cossacks Dance and the shop attendants were very impressed that he could play so well for his young age.

When not playing the violin, he can be found on the cricket pitch or in the school’s swimming pool with his squad mates.

He is also described as a learner who takes his school work seriously too.

“Boaz is currently entered for his Trinity Grade 2 exam in May this year. We wish him well for this,” said the school’s public relations officer, Jean Montile.


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Lloyd Mackenzie

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