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“Teaching requires understanding that education is a form of Intervention in the world”

Paulo Freire


The orchestra is a group, a structured society, with its leaders (Maestro) and its citizens (musicians). It has its norms, laws and rules to be respected. Children, teenagers and young people who belong to an orchestral group, share their stand, learn to respect and enjoy the presence of others, learn to share, and above all, to work as a team to achieve the harmonious sound of a musical work. Individualism is left behind and the collective prevails thanks to the social skills developed by the members of an orchestra. The benefits of studying music and being part of an orchestral group are countless, and it benefits society as a whole.

Orquestrando a Vida works with pillars for the development of its educational work, always prioritizing the individual in its entirety, based on El Sistema Venezuelano, Suzuki Methodology, the National Culture Plan (PNC), and the four pillars of UNESCO Education .

  • every person is capable: at Orquestrando a Vida we believe in the potential of each student. Our vision is that everyone is capable of developing their skills and potential. Teaching is like carefully planting a seed, cultivating it with love and responsibility, knowing that everyone has their own time to flourish!

  • Education is love: Orquestrando a Vida is based on the philosophy that before musical technique is the individual, we work through music to bring out the best that exists in the heart of every human being and, at the same time, develop skills and qualities that are stimulated and developed to each achievement achieved with love, perseverance and joy. These skills will be tools for music and for life.

  • Learning and concentration: The attention that young musicians must develop as soon as they enter their instrument classes, when they are under the direction of a conductor in the orchestra, or during individual study hours is of fundamental importance for the development of concentration.

  • Discipline: the student learns about their rights and duties in that orchestral group, to comply with rules such as: being silent while the conductor teaches about musical interpretation; meet schedules; follow study schedules; knowing how to behave in various environments such as large concert halls, ceremonies and travel; in addition to having discipline, a fundamental tool to achieve your musical and individual goals.

  • Excellence: we know that excellence is an art conquered by training and habit. The search for quality, the effort in search of excellence is valued every day. Fight for what you want and run after it.

  • Future vision: students learn that through music they can develop a dream of life that they can make come true through the study of music. Orquestrando a Vida allows its members access to knowledge, developing their skills beyond music, encouraging continuous training in their studies.

  • Integration and acceptance: students learn the value of feeling an important and fundamental part of an orchestral “family”. In the project, everyone is equal and their social, economic, religious, ethnic-racial and origin status does not stand out within the learning process.

  • Perseverance:  Students understand that daily and constant work offers results that can make a difference in their lives.

  • Goals and purposes: Children and young people learn to have goals and purposes in music and in life. I want to be a teacher, a soloist, a great musician or conductor. They seek with study and perseverance to reach their goals and purposes.

  • Positive reinforcement: recognize the effort of each student, encouraging with positive actions and words. Transforming this practice into a habit for students, encouraging them to recognize, with the same enthusiasm, joy and respect, the effort and advancement of others, is also an important lesson.

  • Coexistence and Tolerance: In the routine of classes and rehearsals, children, adolescents and young people share moments of joy, difficulties and sadness, comment on their family and school lives, and share experiences. Orchestrando a Vida develops the value of friendship, understanding and solidarity. Teachers and students practice the spirit of tolerance and coexistence on a daily basis.

  • Development of personal and affective trust: The practice of any artistic manifestation contributes to the development of sensitivity and allows the inner construction of a security, both personal and affective. By belonging to Orchestras, students receive the attention and care of their teachers and conductors, and are appreciated for their talent and their role in the large orchestral body. They face difficulties, challenges, and when they achieve their goal, the concert, they can see that their determination and confidence led them to achieve their final objective. A great lesson for life!

  • The democratization of access to culture in all its breadth: May everyone have the right to study music, seeking first individual happiness and family unity. We can observe how the numerous benefits experienced by students are automatically multiplied, reflecting on their family, school, friends, neighborhood, society and city.

  • Learning to know: More than acquiring knowledge, children, adolescents and young people must have a real interest in information and pleasure in learning and constantly improving themselves. It is important to encourage individual research to develop critical thinking, awakening intellectual curiosity. With this, autonomy is promoted, making the person able to have discernment and come to their own conclusions.

  • Learn to do: Inseparable from learning to know, it is important, in addition to obtaining knowledge, that students have opportunities to put it into practice.

  • Learning to Live: understand the other, develop the perception of interdependence, take pleasure in the common effort.

  • Learn to Be: seek the integral development of the student.

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