Over 1000 students attend rural schools along the Amazon river nearby the CONAPAC library that do not have access to cultural enrichment classes like music and arts. A lack of music education prevents creative expression, needed for developing language and reasoning. It further limits needed tools for emotional and social development, leading to poor academic achievement and decreased motivation for engaging society. Such students become vulnerable to finding deviant entertainment forms.
This music education program for 30 students will build proficiency in classical instruments, taught by a teacher with 30 years experience. They will learn to read, play, and memorize music individually and as a group. Learning to play music is shown to develop critical thinking skills, improve creative problem solving, increase self-esteem, improve language skills, motivate school performance, improve standardized test scores, encourage civic engagement, and develop performance skills.
This music program will build cultural art forms in the Amazon. For these 30 students, it will build confidence in the face of having few resources, expression amongst towns with poor language skills, and social integration in areas left out of modernity. It further rescues diminishing cultural arts of this region by teaching compositions of classic regional songs, while opening academic and career paths for budding musicians, creating future music teachers to improve the culture of music.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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