Quarteirão da Música
We believe in the power of music to transform lives. We provide a safe environment so that each student can reach their highest potential and grow musically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually through the benefits of music education, regardless of social, economic, color, gender and religious barriers.
Focused on music education, the Quarteirão da Música school serves more than 150 children and adolescents from the outskirts (favelas) of São Paulo - Brazil.
Social inclusion, passion, excellence, creativity and dedication, opportunity and joy are a few words that best describe teaching and learning at this philanthropic school.
The Quarteirão da Música - music school project, which began in 2016, promotes the socio-cultural transformation of children and young people in situations of social vulnerability, violence, poverty and lack of opportunity, using music as a powerful tool for social transformation that enables the realization of dreams.
With an emphasis on popular music from Brazil and the world, we offer lessons with various wind, strings and percussion instruments, as well as singing and musical initiation. Based on Keith Swanwick’s TECLA model , the program, lasting 3 years, is divided into 4 hour weekly lessons with an instrument or singing, melodic musical structuring, rhythmic musical structuring, ensemble practice, a complementary instrument and choral singing.
In addition to classes, we promote extra activities such as musical-themed film sessions, workshops of popular and classical musicians, musical and cultural tours, student concerts by the school and guest artists. The music school facility includes a recently added state-of-the-art recording studio, where we offer free Audio Recording and Mixing courses.