Fundación Crescendo con la música, Mexico

The aim of FundaciĆ³n Crescendo con la Musica is to provide access to music to children living in poverty in Mexico, by offering them the opportunity to possess an instrument and acquire quality musical training.

FundaciĆ³n Crescendo con la Musica was established in September 2012 by Jorge Viladoms Weber, a professional musician with an international career. Thanks to the partnership with the Trafigura Foundation, Crescendo con la Musica has provided access to music to 360 children living in poverty in Mexico, by offering them the opportunity to possess an instrument and acquire quality musical training. Studying classical music and learning to play an instrument help to develop enthusiasm, passion, imagination, freedom of speech, as well as an ability to concentrate, a sense of organisation, perseverance, an analytical mind, and body control. Studying music develops the ability to learn, to socialize, and to feel unique emotions. Music allows children to become aware of themselves by providing the opportunity to see their future in a different way, especially where poverty limits their opportunities.

Crescendo con la Musica has started a pilot project at the Centro Educativo La Barranca in Guadalajara, to provide access to music to children living in Mexico. The programme enabled the hire of seven music teachers and to create classes for five instruments (violin, flute, piano, cello and clarinet) as well as choir singing sessions. More than 100 instruments were shipped from Switzerland, while others were bought locally. Six music teachers from Switzerland went to Mexico in 2016 to give Master Classes to Mexican teachers.

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Key figures

360

children are the beneficiaries

7

scholarship provided

7

music teachers hired

360 children are the beneficiaries
7 scholarship provided
7 music teachers hired

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