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Social Change Through Music Education

At Sistema Toronto, donor support is critical.

Your investment allows Sistema students to play real instruments, receive instruction with professional musicians, eat a healthy snack every day, and benefit from a community of support.

Play Your Part
275 students in
3 priority neighbourhoods
receive 10 hours per week of instruction
every week for 37 weeks.
No auditions. No barriers. No cost.

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May is #leadership month πŸ‘πŸ½ This week we’ve been talking about #kindness #empathy and #inclusion and how they’re a part of great leadership πŸ’ž #sociallearning #socialcurriculum #experientiallearningWe’re so excited to be part of the @harbourfrontcentre #JuniorTO Festival this weekend! Come hear our Parkdale and Yorkwoods senior orchestras perform on the Concert Stage, noon on Saturday 🎻 🎢  We’ll also be hosting our #InstrumentPettingZoo all weekend long. Come by Market Tent C and have a mini lesson with one of our amazing teachers! See you there πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ’• #community #festivalmadness #weekendfun #may24weekendToday we’re grateful for the support of the Peter Gilgan Foundation, who this year donated $50K in support of our program, and especially our initiatives to support our students’ transition to high school. We are so thankful for this incredible support! πŸ™πŸΌπŸ‘πŸ½πŸ’• #gratitidewednesday #thankful #philanthropymattersOur junior choir at #SistemaParkdale has been working SO HARD at singing in in cannon and two parts. Here they are singing Oseh Shalom
(A Prayer for Peace) by Joan Beckow. We’re so proud of how hard this group has worked on this challenging work! Thank you to Linda and Bob Goldberger for supporting our choir program πŸ™πŸΌπŸ—£πŸ’•To the amazing moms and caregivers out there who help with the homework, get dinner on the table, make the after-school pickups, enforce the boundaries, plan ahead, stay in the moment, give the best hugs, cheer from the audience, and never stop working for the best for your kids: we see you, we applaud you, we think you’re amazing! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ’•πŸ₯° #mothersdayOur teaching team had a wonderful #professionaldevelopment session yesterday led by award-winning educator @bethkalexander πŸ‘πŸ½ We explored ideas around student motivation, restorative practices, behavioural interventions and more. 
Thank you Beth for sharing your insights and expertise with us! And thank you to @ontrillium for supporting our curriculum and teacher professional development initiative! πŸ™πŸΌπŸ‘πŸ½πŸ’• #socialpedagogy #lifelonglearning #teachingexcellenceFriyay! It’s a day off of classes for our kids today while our teaching team participates in professional development πŸ€”πŸ§ πŸ€“ #professionaldevelopment #lifelonglearningCongratulations to #SistemaParkdale violist Micole, who set a tough goal for herself over the last few months and reached her target this week. She celebrated by going to see a performance of #LaBoheme last night. Thank you to @canadianopera for donating tickets to the performance for Micole and her family πŸ™πŸΌπŸ‘πŸ½πŸ’• #workhard #setgoals #selfregulationWe’re performing at #SpringIntoParkdale on Saturday πŸŽΆπŸ’ C’mon over to KidZone D at 1:30 and 2:00 pm and hear our orchestras play! 
Thank you to @socanfdn for supporting our performance at this event! #community #parkdalelife #weekendfunToday we’re #grateful for the whose generous support over the last four years has made it possible to open and expand our program in #Scarborough. Thanks to their support, today nearly 100 students participate in daily classes, learn instruments, access daily nutritious snacks and work hard to reach their potential. That’s an impact that will last a lifetime! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’• #gratitidewednesday #ittakesavillage #philanthropymattersSpotted this week at #sistemascarborough πŸ‘€ so many students playing with their feet flat on the floor and excellent posture without reminders from our teaching team! Great job everyone πŸ‘ž πŸ‘Ÿ πŸ‘πŸ½ #posturecorrection #practicemakespermanentWe moved! πŸš›πŸ’¨ Our office headquarters and admin team are relocating to The Junction.  We’re so happy to call number 5, 96 Vine Avenue our new home and excited to meet our new neighbours in the west end πŸ‘‹πŸΌπŸš‚Ready... set... πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŽΆ πŸƒπŸ» Our 31 runners are checked in and ready to go for Sunday’s @torontomarathon Charity Relay! There’s still time to donate to support our teams. Click on the link in our bio to donate and help us reach our goal πŸ™πŸΌ #ittakesavillage #communityforkids #philanthropyfridayThis week at #SistemaParkdale music and movement: making Matisse Jazz cutouts 🎨 listening to Bill Evans 🎹 and exploring ways to communicate what we think and feel through art. 
Rhys: ”It’s a picture of my imagination and my dreams.” What a great way to wrap up #communication month! πŸ’• #experientiallearning #communicationthroughart #learnbydoingWe visited #etobicokeschoolofthearts yesterday and had an incredible time meeting with Arts high school students, rehearsing, eating pizza, and performing in a side-by-side with ESA students. Thanks to everyone who made us feel welcome and inspired us to dream big in our high school plans! πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’• #friendship #community #planforthefuture πŸ“Ή full videos of our performances are posted on our Facebook page and YouTube channel!Today we are #grateful for 31 of our supporters who are running in Sunday’s @torontomarathon #CharityRelay to raise funds for our program πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ Link in our bio to donate and support our amazing runners πŸ™πŸΌ #gratitidewednesday #communitysupport #philanthropymatters

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