El Sistema: a visionary global movement that transforms the lives of children through music is a new model for social change that is helping many communities.
Thirty five years ago, Dr. José Antonio Abreu gathered 11 children to play music. El Sistema was born. The program now teaches music to 300,000 of Venezuela’s poorest children, demonstrating the power of ensemble music to dramatically change the life of hundreds of thousands of a nation’s youth while transforming the communities around them.
Children begin attending their local El Sistema center, called a “nucleo,” as early as age 2 or 3, with the vast majority continuing well into their teens.
Teaching music, reading, writing, math, and other talents, Starts at Home with a nurturing parent early in a child’s life. Enjoy your children, teach and encourage them when they are young, to reach their full potential, and their gifting.