Launched in March 2012, the Bolivia Clásica string programme is designed to give every child involved a chance to develop skills that will serve them for the rest of their lives. The self-discipline which comes from studying music, particularly classical music, prepares for the greatest challenges.
We believe that the establishment of a value system is intrinsically linked to music education, and infuses every phrase of every lesson. Our pedagogical work promotes punctuality, concentration, rigour, honesty, the efficient use of time, attention to detail, perseverance, the resolution of problems, leadership, respect, tolerance, empathy and solidarity. It is imperative that the teaching be absorbing, captivating and entertaining; when passion is instilled it is much easier to create a work ethic. At Bolivia Clasica we encourage young people from all possible backgrounds to work together, and actively seek to recruit from social programs in the more vulnerable neighbourhoods to help ensure no budding talents are left behind.
Introduction to music – Healthy roots
Instrumental lessons – Shooting for the stars
Chamber Music – Cultivating leadership
Music Theory – How music works
Choir – Working in harmony
The choir has great social impact by virtue of being completely democratic: every child has access to music through their voice. It is the best possible introduction to the joys of music-making, as children cultivate awareness by learning how to work in harmony. The students will start developing skills in the areas of pitch, rhythm, articulation, phrasing, concentration, memory, and visual communication.