The project Bela Arte Jazz started 2 years ago and unifies a group of about fifteen children. It's a music school, spezialised on jazz and completly for free for children of the neighbourhood.
You will tell me that music won't be what makes them get out of their situation.
But being a music teacher is more than just teaching music.
It's givin hope, education and sharing a philosphie that can help in your every day life.
It's teaching a language that everybody can understand. A way to get in contact with people no matter their religion, their color of skin, age or wealth. Its a way to express yourself, express your emotions and ideas without any censorship-
When I tell them that they'll be able to travel, playing music in the street, I see a light shining in their eyes. And for sure the week after everyone knows perfectly how to play their pieces!
Sometimes I tell them about Europe, our country and all the differences in the way of life. It makes them curious and they don't stop asking me questions.
Even giving everything we can its hard to make them progress. There aren't enough instruments nor music sheets and other accessories and without those materials its hard for them to really improve.
Thats why I told myself: Why not ask my friends and other people for help. For example you could just not buy one paquet of cigarettes and exchange it for some happiness. Giving 10€ wont be the end of the world!
Its eating once at Mc, going to the cinema or to a party, or just the cap to get home from the party.
Try it, its not that hard!
For more informations about the project in the past, actualities and photos, look on the facebook page of the project:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bela-Arte-Jazz/205638376196467?fref=ts !!