What is it about?
Musicasempre is a dream we had for years: starting a social orchestra in Arezzo, completely free for all the participants.
Our project allows kids that never played before to learn to play to together. It’s not based on individual lessons, but on collective lessons, through which they play, grow up and learn all together.
We care about education, especially thinking about those that, for the most different reasons, can’t have access to the possibility of learning how to play an instrument.
Musicasempre is a social project so there’s no cost for the families. In the first place, it’s directed toward kids that come from difficult situations of any kind. It’s based on the example of El Sistema, through which its founder, José Antonio Abreu, offered to hundreds of kids coming from the streets of Venezuela a possibility of human and cultural growth via their musical education.
Music has an extraordinary educational potential to which anybody should have access: this is the message that daily motivates us.
It’s not only art or talent, but it’s an instrument to learn how to interact with the others, develop knowledge and abilities, widen our cultural perspective, become better citizens.
Our project was born in Arezzo (Tuscany, Italy) in 2017. It’s a collaboration with the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole – Fondazione O.N.L.U.S. (non profit foundation). In the first year we included 20 kids, 10 teachers, started classes for 3 instruments (violin, cello, flute), officially became a member of the Sistema dei Cori e delle Orchestre Giovanili Italiane (The Italian System of Youth Choirs and Orchestras, the Italian development of El Sistema).
Our challenge now is to raise the funds that will prevent the project from stopping and that will make it able to become a solid and long lasting reality for the town of Arezzo.
Music is a gift to be returned and every brick that we will lay altogether for this project will ensure a better future not only to our kids, but to the whole community.
Don’t stop the music, support Musicasempre!
How funds will be used
Our first aim is to guarantee the survival of the project. Every year Musicasempre offers more than 100 hours of free musical education. The kids are divided in groups by age. They take collective lessons for their instruments, orchestral lessons and they learn how to read music. We employ 10 teachers. Plus, there are all the general expenses to keep the project going.
The instruments that the kids play are given to them with a free loan for use, without any cost for the families. The funds that we will raise will make us able to keep renting the instruments, something that we currently do at our own expenses, and to buy some of the instruments to lend to the kids.
Who's behind the project?
Our music school was founded in Arezzo in 2005 by the cello player Luca Provenzani and the piano player Fabiana Barbini to improve the educational and musical possibilities offered by our town.
We’ve always had two souls: on the one hand, we put our attention to quality and top level education, on the other hand, we have a social vocation that leads us to try and bring music to everyone.
We are based in the Casa Rossa al Colle del Pionta, a beautiful green area in Arezzo but often neglected and with a high crime rate: we proudly keep our headquarters there, helping the redevelopment of the park through music and art.
We offer classes for every instrument and every kind of music. We have partnerships with Italian Suzuki Institute, ISSM “R.Franci” in Siena (Conservatory), Siena Jazz Univeristy. We love chamber music and to give our students the possibility of playing altogether.
Since 2007, we organize a concert season in the hospital of Arezzo (“Musica al San Donato”).
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Associazione Le 7 Note
Our music school was founded in Arezzo in 2005 by the cello player Luca Provenzani and the piano player Fabiana Barbini, in order to improve the educational and musical possibilities offered by our town. We’ve always had two souls: on the one hand, we put our attention into quality, top level education. On the other hand, we have a social vocation that drives us to try and bring music to everyone.