A life-changing experience in Sweden for young musicians from Telford and Norwich

'These kids have matured by three years in one week,' said one of the teachers as we walked through Gothenburg. That really is the best description of the effect that the trip to Sweden has had on this group of young musicians from In Harmony Telford and Sistema in Norwich. They arrived on the 14th of June, clearly excited but

Ronnie Scott’s jazz club announces musical instrument amnesty for Sistema programmes

Ronnie Scott’s, the legendary jazz club in London’s Soho, has today announced a musical instrument amnesty that will benefit Sistema-inspired programmes in England. Sistema England is proud to be one of two charities being supported by the Ronnie Scott's instrument amnesty, alongside Music Fund, an important humanitarian project that supports musicians and music schools in

El Sistema teachers shared notes in London, Liverpool and Norwich

In April and May this year, the teachers and young musicians of In Harmony Lambeth, In Harmony Liverpool, Sistema in Norwich and The Nucleo Project welcomed two teachers from Venezuela’s El Sistema, violinist Ron Alvarez and conductor Félix Briceño, to work with them for two weeks each. The exchange was part of the Sharing Notes project led by

Teachers in England spotlight good practice together

Teachers from Sistema in Norwich and the In Harmony programmes in Lambeth, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle, Nottingham and Telford will meet at Sage Gateshead on 27 May to discuss best practices, as part of a Youth Music funded project led by Sistema England. ‘This day is for teachers to share practical tips and ideas with each another, to

Music takes our young musicians to Italy, Sweden and Canada

Over the next three months, children and tutors from English Sistema programmes will have gone to Italy, Sweden and Canada as part of a European Union Culture Programme funded exchange between Europe and Canada. SMEEC, as it is known, will see fifty seven English children taking part, with each visit culminating in a performance. The first

Sistema teachers shared their passion and joy in London

Félix Briceño and Ron Alvarez, the two El Sistema teachers that worked with In Harmony Lambeth and The Nucleo Project during the last two weeks, are very proud of the work done with both Sistema-inspired programmes. ‘We focused on the energy, the technique and the discipline of orchestral rehearsals’ says Ron, who led sessions at

El Sistema teachers join forces with young musicians in Liverpool, London and Norwich

‘We might need to pay for extra baggage for our flight to England,’ jokes Ron Alvarez. ‘I’m bringing a violin, lots of music scores and all the passion, energy, curiosity and positive energy that I can carry!’ Ron is one of two teachers from Venezuela’s El Sistema who will work with four Sistema-inspired programmes across