ALLAPATTAH CHILDREN AND YOUTH SYMPHONY
EL SISTEMA, featured on several occasions on CBS 60 Minutes, has produced extraordinary results, during the last 30 years in Latin America and other parts of the world particularly with kids in poor neighborhoods. Its creator the Venezuelan musician and educator, Jose Antonio Abreu, has proven to the world how the learning process of music in children not only enriches their spiritual and emotional experiences but also, accelerates their learning capacity in other subjects at school and develops and strengthens their ability to relate socially to the fast-paced and competitive world.
On an individual level, the learning process shows immediate results and improves skills. This is highly beneficial for the child's self esteem and develops a unique mental discipline from an early age.
On a group level, by interacting with other musicians, the orchestra serves as a reflection of society - a microcosm. Just as in sports, the child quickly learns that some major goals can only be achieved by working together and respecting teamwork. Harmonious relationships with peers, learning to respect hierarchy, and respecting and acknowledging the success of others, are some of the moral values learned at a very early when training in our youth orchestra program.
TEACHING FACULTY FROM THE MISO
Julio Cesar Lara
Andrea Oliveira, Academic Director
Susan Siman, International Academic Advisor from El Sistema