This week’s TED talk is not really a talk, but it is definitely worth your time!  Watch this engaging performance by the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra, the top youth orchestra in Venezuela.  This orchestra is part of the El Sistema program.  Founded in 1975, El Sistema is a youth orchestra program aimed at reaching at risk children.

“Music has to be recognized as an agent of social development, in the highest sense because it transmits the highest values – solidarity, harmony, mutual compassion. And it has the ability to unite an entire community, and to express sublime feelings”  José Antonio Abreu, El Sistema founder

Learn more about El Sistema here.

Author: Spring

Spring Seals, NCTM, teaches 60 piano students ranging from age 3 to 70 in Fort Worth, Texas. She also serves as the Director of Certification for TMTA. She is passionate about helping teachers become more effective in their studios through professional development, new resources, and fresh ideas.