Brno welcomes guest teachers to promote innovative methods of music education for social change – Brno Daily

On June 16 and 17, Brno hosted more than 20 teachers from cities involved in the Czech-Slovak initiative “OnStage – Music Schools For Social Change”. The aim of the meeting was to introduce participants to this teaching method and to encourage them to implement similar programs in their cities. Photo credit: Jiri Slama

Brno, Jun 22 (BD) – The OnStage project is a music education pilot program that uses group music lessons to build social support for children and young people at risk of social exclusion. Last week, Brno welcomed more than 20 teachers within the framework of the project.

In a busy two-day program, teachers from participating cities visited two primary schools where Brno’s music programs were implemented. On Thursday, June 16, they visited the Náměstí 28. října primary school, where they took part in three activities. In the morning, they attended a music education class using the principles of the innovative el Sistema teaching method. In the afternoon, they attended a program of group lessons in violin and cello, followed by a two-hour workshop with teachers from the Superar School in Vienna, which has been using the el Sistema method for many years. . In this workshop, they learned practical information on how to work effectively with children in groups and were able to try out some rhythmic and musical exercises. Friday, June 17 included a visit to Merhautova Elementary School, where participants had the opportunity to take part in a group guitar lesson.

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Using music education to enhance social inclusion is an underdeveloped concept in the Czech Republic. The practice was introduced in Brno as part of the international OnStage project through the Urbact III operational program (which ran from January 2018 to June 2021). From visits to participating European cities, Brno gained valuable experience, which it used to present its own musical programs.

Teachers from participating cities took part in various activities, such as lectures, music education classes and group music lessons. Photo credit: Jiri Slama

“The OnStage project is a very interesting and parallel alternative to traditional basic music education,” said Jaroslav Suchý, Brno City Councilor for Education. “Because music programs take place directly in primary school buildings and are free (including the loan of a musical instrument), music education becomes more accessible to children who otherwise would not attend. wouldn’t even think of. Additionally, innovative group learning promotes cooperation and tolerance within the group, helping to create positive social bonds, so children learn on many levels.

As the Brno programs have proven to be such a success and are in high demand, the City of Brno had the opportunity to lead the ongoing Czech-Slovak OnStage initiative (July 2021 – December 2022) and pass on its experience to the participants Czechs. and Slovak towns, including Broumov, Neratovice, Plzeň, Banská Bystrica, Lučenec, Nitra and Trenčín.

“Despite the difficult start due to the pandemic situation, it is clear that the music programs of the OnStage project have found their place in Brno,” added Marek Fišer, Brno City Councilor for Culture. “It is also great that this innovative method of teaching music is not only continuing here in Brno, but that we can help spread it to other Czech and Slovak cities. I believe that the meeting will be inspiring for the cities involved, and I hope that in the future it will be possible not only to transmit the experience, but also to share it, whether in the form of joint concerts or other encounters.

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