Passing on the Sound of Music

September 17, 2013 Updated Sep 17, 2013 at 3:02 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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September 17, 2013 Updated Sep 17, 2013 at 3:02 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW) - Amirah Muhammad, 12, has been playing the violin her entire life.

“I like playing on big stages. That's something that I like to do the most,” Amirah Muhammad said.

She follows in the footsteps of her father Henri Muhammad.

“I wanted to share this gift my parents gave me at the young age of seven-years-old,” Henri Muhammad said.

Their entire family, including Aalyiah, 2, makes music their passion. They also work together as a family to pass that love on to others in the community. They opened a school called Muhammad School of Music bringing in people of all ages, especially young children. They host more than 200 students.

“There are so many benefits from educational benefits, analytical and math. There reading skills that are enhanced, especially classical music. It is appreciated all over the world,” Muhammad said.

It's they are not only brining music to people who visit their school.

“If the mountain won’t go to Muhammad, Muhammad must go to the mountain,” Muhammad said.

Henri and his wife Isabel visit public and charter schools across Buffalo. They bring music to children who may not be exposed to this type of art.

“We knew that if more people knew about music and classical and how it positively influence children, people would love it,” Isabel Muhammad said.

As for Amirah, she said this school has given her a great head start but for her it is only the beginning.

“Playing the violin is a dream come true,” Amirah Muhammand said.