So much so that when I received an email to volunteer at a summer camp for underprivileged children I responded 'yes' rather than 'no'. Everything just seems too perfect. El Sistema is an after-school program offered in many Venezuelan neighborhoods where poor children are offered group music instruction from a very young age. What began in Venezuela has now reached children in Los Angeles, New York City, Baltimore, and cities around the world. The story of El Sistema begins with a remarkable visionary: Venezuelan musician and economist Josâe Antonio Abreu, who understood that music can transform the lives of children in poverty. Beginning with eleven music students in an abandoned garage, Abreu created a nationwide miracle, putting instruments into the hands of hundreds of thousands of underprivileged children and bringing hope and meaning to countless young people, families, and communities throughout his country. Thậm chí nó còn hơi kém hấp dẫn, nhất là với những người không thích nhạc cổ điển - giao hưởng.
What happens to children who don't stick with the program? It is about the 'El Sistema' program. In this captivating and inspiring account, authors Tricia Tunstall and Eric Booth tell the remarkable story of the international El Sistema movement. Combining firsthand interviews with compelling stories, Tricia Tunstall illuminates the development ofEl Sistema's unique model. Given that I had previously seen two segments on 60 Minutes about El Sistema and had attended Dudamel's performance in Carnegie Hall a few years ago with the Simon Bolivar Orchestra, I was already quite well versed on the subject, hence my opinion of the author's relative monotony. I wish every politician, world leader, parents and teacher would read it. My sister told my mom to read this; mom and sister told me; I've told my kids, my grandson who plans to teach choral music and my friends and I keep telling people to read this.
Quyển sách này cũng đã chứng minh điều đó. The author does a noble job tracing the history of El Sistema, while managing to keep the narrative as much in the immediate present as possible. Third, the level of international success that the program has had is also mind-blowing. The authors conclude with a compelling and practicable call to action, highlighting civic and corporate collaborations that have proven successful in communities around the world. El Sistema is an effective model for social and educational reform in the United States and beyond. While the book is global in its outlook, each chapter investigates the unique attributes of a specific performer, performance, or event.
This makes the writing all the more beautiful, and as a reader, I could feel how important El Sistema has been, and still continues to be, to the children in Venezuela. I also felt like she did a great job of describing the breadth and reach of Abreu's vision. This passionate and inspiring story should be read by all those interested in music education, community building, and advocacy for the disadvantaged. I was extremely inspired by this book. No matter the location, the overarching goal of El Sistema is unwavering: to rescue children from the depredations of poverty through music.
Plus, now I have a new love and respect for the people of Venezuela and I now I actively promote the idea that we are all American because we're sharing this continent and need to think globally because our decisions politics, environment, etc. . Then, we read what Jose Abreu started with a few of his friends, and we see the extensive reach this amazing effort has had throughout South America and many countries on other continents. It was particularly beautiful to read about how music has the capacity to change lives. There are many books I've marked as Amazing; this is one of the best of the best! The new El Sistema movement in the U. We owe it to our children to try.
Beginning with eleven music students in an abandoned garage, Abreu created a nationwide miracle, putting instruments into the hands of hundreds of thousands of underprivileged children and bringing hope and meaning to countless young people, families, and communities throughout his country. Beginning with eleven music students in an abandoned garage, Abreu created a nationwide miracle, putting instruments into the hands of hundreds of thousands of underprivileged children and bringing hope and meaning to countless young people, families, and communities throughout his country. I was expecting a lot of books about charter schools and testing, but instead, the book that seemed to top the lists was this one-- a story about Venzuela's music education program. El Sistema is an after-school program offered in many Venezuelan neighborhoods where poor children are offered group music instruction from a very young age. Thực tình thì quyển sách này không có nhiều điều để bàn luận lắm. But after reading this book, I do hope that people will be inspired to start even more programs based on El Sistema principles or at least be encouraged by their own involvement in music.
I might need a miracle for it to work, but I will still spend my career to make it happen because it is vital. Music Consultant to the Department for Education for the development of the National Plan for Music Education and Director of In Harmony Sistema England. In Changing Lives, the maestro's story becomes the entry point to an equally captivating subject: El Sistema, the music education program that nurtured his musical talent, first as a young violinist and then as a budding conductor under the mentorship of its founder, Jose Antonio Abreu. Toward the end of the book it occurred to me that reaching out to underprivileged children with the power of music might also revitalize classical music in this country. Consider that in just a few years, more than fifty El Sistema-inspired programs have been launched in the United States, most of them as large in optimism and ambition as they are modest in scale. Title: Changing Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, and the Transformative Power of Music Author Name: Tunstall, Tricia Categories: , Publisher: W.
. The story of El Sistema begins with a remarkable visionary: Venezuelan musician and economist José Antonio Abreu, who understood that music can transform the lives of children in poverty. The E-mail message field is required. I feel like I could have found out about el Sistema just by watching that, so the book didn't add any new perspective. Dudamel was a product of the El Sistema movement in Venezuela, started in 1975 by Jose Abreu.
Plus some of the chapters just described famous concerts, ted talks or YouTube videos. Sách rất dày, là cuốn tiểu sử phát triển của hệ thống mô hình giáo dục âm nhạc El Sistema tại Venezuela hơn 40 năm trước và sau lan rộng ra Mỹ và các quốc gia khác. The emphasis on social change is a positive step for music education. Jose Antonio Abreu is a genius and deserves much more recognition I gave this book 3 stars mainly due to the Tunstall's monotonous and repetitive writing style. We think that as a single person, nothing we do will help very much. In 1975, a man named Jose Antonio Abreu founded El Sistema in Venzuela, a music education program designed to help under-privileged children learn to play a musical instrument and participate in youth orchestras. If more children find joy in classical music and insist on it being a part of their lives as they grow, this may well change.
Yes, as a musician, I already knew that but to read documentation that gives proof that it has changed the lives of an entire generation of children in Venezuela was incredibly inspiring to me. No matter where it takes root, the goal of El Sistema is unwavering: to rescue children from the depredations of poverty through music. El Sistema is so much more than about teaching a student how to play an instrument-- the students learn to teach their peers, they learn the discipline of many hours of practice, etc. El Sistema is flat-out amazing and inspiring, but this book is so adulatory that it gets super repetitive -- and it does make it seem as though any one else isn't helping kids as much as they could. Thirty-five years later, the program has developed countless music centers throughout the country, many youth orchestras, and has helped hundreds of thousands of children learn to love playing an instrument and being part of a community. Jose Antonio Abreu has combined these two spheres of understanding to create a vision of combustible force.