Would anyone ever say “No, my child has no more confidence at all!" in response to the typical survey question?
Our prejudices manifest in how we engage with children based on their race and gender, but also on their attractiveness, their weight, how extroverted they may be, and how talented they are perceived to be
A look at issues of ethnicity within Sistema, inside and outside of Venezuela
Announcing the creation of a fund to support the launch of new Sistema programs
There's the confidence that deceives, and the confidence that supports, and a fine line between.
How we choose to be evaluated may reveal as much, if not more, than any test ever could.
Having professed one set of values just by teaching music, is it necessary or even appropriate to verbalize others?
Is the word "Sistema" a launchpad or a shackle?
Should we be concerned about music education when children are going hungry?
Although Sistema and music therapy are not entirely analogous, there's a very natural, organic overlap between the two. We see this common ground in the vocabulary Sistema-inspired programs use to describe their activities and their impact, and how it often emphasizes the development of the individual as much as the community.