Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic

by Fedujazz (Educational Foundation Dominican Republic Jazz Festival )
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Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
Music Education 150 Children of Dominican Republic
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A new year usually means a fresh start. Even though the COVID-19 is still a real threat we have to face every day, Fedujazz has been working tirelessly to continue harvesting the love for music among our students. That is why we have some good news to share with you, but first, let us provide you with some context.

As you may know, we had to implement a different approach because of the social distancing measures. As a result, we could embrace online teaching, which meant to keep our philosophy intact while accepting a brand-new set of challenges. Discipline and enthusiasm are two aspects in education that become unimaginably harder when the classroom gets replaced with the bedroom, and the green board is not physical but digital. So our teachers and students tried their best to achieve a positive outcome from a neverending process in which we had to learn how to adapt to a new reality.

With 2020 finally coming to an end, we felt the need to bring back a few students for in-person classes reminding ourselves that safety was first and education was second. The parents agreed to have their children get instrument lessons in a one-on-one format.

We needed to close the year because Christmas vacation was right upon us, so we held a small gathering with a handful of students; some of them played their instruments for the rest, just like we used to do in our past December recitals.

 The good news!

 This year we have just relocated most of our students to the in-person format, following the social distancing measures and not crowding the classrooms. What does this mean? The faculty gets to engage with our students again with the dynamics that only face-to-face classes can offer. They were all happy to find out that we were taking this crucial step, and we talk about defending our social mission. To contribute to the growth of each student while preserving their physical integrity and emotional stability.

Fedujazz is  also expanding the opportunities to kids from another city, this time to Nigua, San Cristobal RD, where we have 26 kids learning how to play the Violin as part of the orchestra being formed, the happiness and the excitement was showing up in their faces receiving the instruments by hand. These of 57 instruments were donated by Musik Ubers Meer and FEDUJAZZ Donators.

Thank you !

Thanks to the support we received from you, we have been able to move forward every day in our academic and administrative projects; Reaching the highest number of communities so that FEDUJAZZ becomes the creative home for many teenagers and children who don´t know about this, providing them of opportunities for discipline.

We really appreciate your contribution.

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Guitar virtual lessons

                                                 DONT STOP THE MUSIC 

Despite the COVID-19 situation, FEDUJAZZ has been able to reinvent the way it offers education, giving the students the possibility to keep the continuity of our music program via online lessons, which are taught by our faculty in a string of individual sessions.

Even though there are limitations when it comes to online education, our teachers and students have generated fruitful exchanges. Given that our students attending our online lessons have the level that is required, every teacher makes the most of each session to take on specific subjects or problems.

Just like in-person lessons, our teachers pay attention to the technical aspects of their respective instruments during their virtual sessions. The instruments that are being taught online are piano, guitar, drums, string family and woodwinds. The practice requires them to acquire competences in areas that encompass intonation, breathing, fingering, memorization, etc.


Teachers present the corresponding theory, having in mind the corresponding instrument and adjusting it to the respective level of the student. The goal is to reach the best efficiency in both theory and practice, despite not being physically present to correct the student.

Once our virtual sessions are over and we get to back to the campus, the expected results are based on how much the student was able to keep up with a weekly routine assisted by his or her teacher, observing some repertoire, and developing the individual abilities.

We currently have 55 of our most advanced student in our virtual classrooms, and many of them are in the middle of an spectacular progress which can be observed from their instrument and that motivates us to support even more.

                                                                TRANKS YOU

 Thanks to the support we received, we have been able to move forward every day in our academic and administrative projects. Our vision is to reach the highest number of communities so that FEDUJAZZ becomes the creative home for many teenagers and children who don´t know about this, providing them of opportunities for discipline.


 Also, we are very glad that we received a new drum kit so our students can make the most of it. We are so excited to have it and being able to practice with the “New One”, as they call it.


We wholeheartedly appreciate the efforts and dedication as well as the unconditional support displayed by our donors and collaborators. We will achieve so much more with your help.
 
                                                                   Thank you 

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Fedujazz Helping Families
Fedujazz Helping Families

Dear Supporters,

 Since Coronavirus affected our country on March 2020, FEDUJAZZ as a community foundation started helping families in our communities through food donations to the families who are in need, must of the citizens lost their jobs and this was a way to help them.

Through this tool of approaching the houses of needy families, we take advantage of this to encourage prevention care against the virus. Giving them guidelines of personal care and social distancing.

Thanks to our supporters we could reach 235 families in Cabarete.

Throughout the work, grateful people expressed lovely words of grateful to the all team working on.

 

ACCADEMIC PROGRAM

 Unfurtunetly our activities programming had to be adapted to this situation!

To continue with the accademic program in middle of Coronavirus that have affected the all world; FEDUJAZZ decided to continue with the Accademic Program so that our students could keep going on with their lessons at home, so we start Scheduling Virtual lessons using the app Zoom as main source.

Many students doesn’t have the facilities or the instruments in their houses to practice, but FEDUJAZZ is working with music teoric method and instruments applications online to keep them in touch.

Our students are  experiencing a new way of learning, which has allowed them to achieve independent knowledge and acquiere good time and resource management by adapting them to their needs. We feel so proud of them.

 

  ¡THANK YOU!

 

We at FEDUJAZZ feel very grateful to our supporters, who help us to make our foundation’s mission a reality. Your generosity allows us to continue offering free classes and concerts, donate and repair instruments for our students, and maintain our campus in Cabarete. Our foundation is open six days a week for a year-round, and thanks to your support we can create a positive educational environment for our students.

We invite you to keep donating to this project and through our work and music, help us to teach tools to prepare our students to enjoy and face future life challenges with a positive spirit, heart, and mind.

Fedujazz Helping Families
Fedujazz Helping Families
Fedujazz Helping Families
Fedujazz Helping Families
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Dear Supporters,

From December to January, Fedujazz focused on the end of the first semester with our awaited recital, getting the 2020 schedule ready and receiving our new students right after kicking off the second semester with a really special workshop for our students.

SAYING GOODBYE TO 2019

As a part of our tradition every year, we mark the end of each semester with a recital in which our students play in a variety of formats, showcasing their progress while they take part in this enriching experience. The beauty of this moment lies in the fact that our beloved students not only play for our faculty teachers but are also joined by families and friends who come and witness their musical growth.

This day becomes a celebration for all the attendants because we share this time together and enjoy the purpose of our mission being displayed in the spirit of our kids. That day we were honored to see performances from the Fedujazz Trio, the Kids Ensemble, the Youth Ensemble, Fedujazz Choir, and many other students.

NEW FACES

By the beginning of 2020, we had the inmense pleasure of welcoming a new generation of students. More than 20 new applicants signed up during the past two months and have been assigned to their respective teachers for their lessons.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE WORKSHOP

Last year, we received an specialist who taught our faculty and administrative personnel about the importance of emotional intelligence and how it could be benefitial if implemented in a pedagogic setting.

After our team was fully eqquiped, the next stage in this program required to involve our students. During the first two Saturdays of this new semester, all of our students attended the two day-long sessions. They learned how to acknowledge their emotions, participaing in several kinds of activities and discussing how to react in a variety of scenarios.

¡THANK YOU!

We at FEDUJAZZ feel very grateful to our supporters, who help us to make our foundation’s mission a reality. Your generosity allows us to continue offering free classes and concerts, donate and repair instruments for our students, and maintain our campus in Cabarete. Our foundation is open six days a week for a year-round, and thanks to your support we can create a positive educational environment for our students.

We invite you to keep donating to this project and through our work and music, help us to teach tools to prepare our students to enjoy and face future life challenges with a positive spirit, heart, and mind.

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Santiago Concert

Dear Supporters,

From September to November, Fedujazz focused on organizing the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival 2019 and arrange different workshops. This event generated many free educational and cultural exchange opportunities for our students and more than four hundred students of Santiago, Puerto Plata, Sosua, and Cabarete who were very favored and excited about this experience. Our students had the visit of several of the most world acclaimed jazz artists, and they had presence in two concerts within the framework of the 23rd Dominican Republic Jazz Festival.

 

FEDUJAZZ AND THE DRJF IMPACT

 

WORKSHOP AND CONCERT AT CENTRO LEON, SANTIAGO.

September was a month with new initiatives. We created two ensembles to give new experiences and knowledge to our students and have a musical group representing the foundation. One of the bands had their first participation on October 25th, in the first DRJF concert, at the Centro León in Santiago de los Caballeros.

This experience was unique for our students, as they had the opportunity to open the Festival's inaugural concert and play for more than three thousand people from different parts of the Dominican Republic. In this concert, our students succeed with their music, showing the mission of the foundation to the audience, who received it very warmly. Furthermore, on the morning of this day, the group was able to participate in a master class with the renowned international artist Arturo O'Farrill, who was splendid and showed great interest in our students.

 

MUSTARD SEEDS AND THE BERKLEE GLOBAL JAZZ INSTITUTE AT FEDUJAZZ.

The second significant event in Fedujazz was the visiting of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute at the end of October. This institution is probably one of the most prestigious music programs in the world. Two teachers and six students of the BGJI visited the foundation and taught for two days. They showed and shared a lot of knowledge in topics such as composition, improvisation, piano, trumpet, sax, guitar, bass, and drums. Our students had a very enriching experience, where they share and play with the visiting artist. Moreover, as part of the foundation outreach program, some teachers of FEDUJAZZ and the BGJI artists went to the Mustard Seeds Community in Sosua, where the foundation performed for kids with disabilities, giving them a high-quality music experience. At the end of the day our students enjoyed of a beautiful concert at Playa Alicia, Sosua with the BGJI, Nando Michellin, and The Dominican Jazz Project.

 

WORKSHOP AND CONCERT AT PLAYA ALICIA AND PLAYA CABARETE

FEDUJAZZ started November with one workshop by The Dominican Jazz Project and Justin Kauflin, who were in charge of giving a great concert that night in Sosua. Our students had the opportunity to learn and share as well. On November the 2nd, some of our students participated in antoher workshop leading by The Berklee Global Jazz Institute and Justin Kauflin Trio. After this activity, the second ensemble of FEDUJAZZ played in a concert in the main stage of the Festival in Playa Cabarete. Then, Miguel Zenón, one of the most worldwide important Jazz artistis gave a clinic at FEDUJAZZ for our students, and some students of the Conservatorio de Musica de Republica Dominicana and the UNPHU. At the end of this day, three more concerts were celebrated at Playa Cabarete, where Miguel Zenon, The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors and Josean Jacobo did a wonderful performance. 

 

2ND WORKSHOP AND CONCERT IN PLAYA CABARETE

On the morning of November the 3rd, FEDUJAZZ was hosting the last workshop for our students in the foundation. This workshop was lead by Jane Bunnett and Maqueque. Here our students had the experience of playing and learning with them about Latin music. With a concert of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, Maqueque and Jose Alberto el Canario FEDUJAZZ finished with success the 2019 edition of the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival. This cultural event was mean to give a high-quality free music education and concerts for our students and the communities of Santiago, Puerto Plata, Sosua, and Cabarete

 

¡THANK YOU! 

We at FEDUJAZZ feel very grateful to our supporters, who help us to make our foundation’s mission a reality. Your generosity allows us to continue offering free classes and concerts, donate and repair instruments for our students, and maintain our campus in Cabarete. Our foundation is open six days a week for a year-round, and thanks to your support, we can create a positive educational environment for our students.

We invite you to keep donating to this project and through our work and music, help us to teach tools to prepare our students to enjoy and face future life challenges with a positive spirit, heart, and mind.

Santiago Workshop
Santiago Workshop
Mustard Seed Workshop
Mustard Seed Workshop
Cabarete Workshop
Cabarete Workshop
Fedujazz Workshop with Jane Bunnett
Fedujazz Workshop with Jane Bunnett
Masterclass by Miguel Zenon
Masterclass by Miguel Zenon
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Fedujazz (Educational Foundation Dominican Republic Jazz Festival )

Location: Cabarete - Dominican Republic
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Project Leader:
Tania Imbert
Cabarete, Dominican Republic
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