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

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