Photos and video: Sistema Sounds!

20 music teachers and performers got together at Wheatsheaf Hall, home of In Harmony Lambeth, to play Venezuelan music. Sistema Sounds!, organised by Sistema England, was a rehearsal/workshop led by El Sistema teachers Félix Briceño (conductor) and Ron Alvarez (violin). At the end of the event, young musicians from The Nucleo Project joined in for a performance of

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

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